Recollections of Baron de Frénilly: Peer of France (1768-1828)

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G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1909 - Press - 382 pages
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Page 314 - Chamber began serious work on November 21. Shortly afterwards I was appointed a member of the Commission entrusted with the drawing up of the Censorship Bill — the most important one of that time. My opinions on the subject of the liberty of the Press were known. Pasquier, who thought that I was capable of obstructing the bill out of a spirit of opposition to himself, got Mezy, who was a member of my committee, to sound me on the matter. "Tell Pasquier ," )[ replied, " that I hate the liberty of...
Page 28 - Shepton continued for a quarter of an hour, at the end of which time he concluded his period by solemnly warning students not to allow themselves to be led astray by ' the audacious hypotheses of a credulous ignoramus.
Page 43 - Dr. Paccard had just made the first ascent of Mont Blanc. Everybody was excited, I included, and I believe that I listened to Bourrit for half an hour without falling asleep. But at last fatigue got the better of me, and I know not if he succeeded in getting the sun to rise.
Page 59 - Le fer, amis, le fer! Il presse le carnage, Le fer ! Il boit le sang, le saug nourrit la rage Et la rage donne la mort.
Page 113 - ... the other hand, his unsuccessful pursuit of the tapir made him a little ashamed. He wished to retrieve his honour and repair the damage which his reputation as a good hunter had sustained; so, calling the dogs to him, and accompanied by his eagle, he directed his course toward the wood of guavas. He had not been there more than a quarter of an hour before his dogs started a flock of the most beautiful birds Fritz had ever seen. He cast off his eagle, and while it was pursuing one, a second fell...
Page 340 - Heaven appeared to wish to save him from himself by giving him, as in the case of Charles II., a wholly monarchical parliament ; but, whereas Charles II., a weak and frivolous egoist, saved himself by placing the government in the hands of a parliament that was working only for him, Louis XVIII., a conceited egoist and doctrinaire, ruined himself by destroying a parliament whose sole object was to re-establish the throne.
Page 340 - AC mind, an immeasurable pride, and a veneration for the wise man who deigned to wear the crown. He was born to be a wit of average ability, a writer of little verses after the manner of Horace, and of second-rate prose after the manner of Sterne, a leader in manners and fashion, a philosophical duke or marquis of the eighteenth century, enthroned as one of the Forty.
Page 236 - You see all these barrels. Well, at the end of the campaign, not one of them will remain." " Sire," replied the good treasurer, " there is a means by which you can keep them.
Page 339 - Thus ended the life of a King who had been received by his people with joy, and who had been sent by God in his anger. This royal comedian, ever in costume and ever acting, had nothing genuine about him but his cold and sceptical egoism ; under his dogmatic exterior, he possessed a narrow and insincere were "most ardent members of the Congregation.

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