Reminiscences of the King of Roumania

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Page 284 - Charles' father, a kinsman of the Imperial Hohenzollerns, in which the Emperor said : With regard to Roumania, I have, as you know, from the outset most strongly disapproved of the resolution of the Congress concerning the Jewish question, though only after the blow had fallen, since I was not then at the helm. Since then I have of course only had to support the strict execution of the resolutions of the Congress, but I have demanded at every opportunity that no pressure be used in this matter. Elsewhere,...
Page 120 - ... risk of imminent mob violence, as was then freely reported. The English and French Governments had made strong, representations to Roumania, England largely at the instance of Sir Francis Goldsmid, France on Cremieux's special appeal. Napoleon III, in 1867, had even telegraphed to Prince Charles : I must not leave your Highness in ignorance of the public feeling created here by the persecutions of which the Jews of Moldavia are said to be the victims. I cannot believe that the enlightened Government...
Page 154 - You would certainly take as great a pleasure in her as we do ourselves ; she already speaks three languages — Roumanian, German, and, above all, English ; is very independent, runs about alone, calls everybody by his proper name, and on Sundays goes to the chapel of the Monastery, where she keeps quite quiet during the service. Her character is amiable and gentle ; she obeys every order, and gives up all her little possessions with pleasure.
Page 41 - ... night. The children are delighted because they say we shall soon be obliged to go out by the windows. It is a fact that this morning the front door is blocked and the only way out is by the washhouse. Yesterday I made sure the village was sufficiently provisioned, for we shall doubtless remain cut off from the rest of the world for some time to come. This is not the first winter we have been snowbound, but I cannot remember ever having seen so thick a fall. I take advantage of it to go on with...
Page 169 - Your grief is also ours, and you are both the object of our anxiety and our prayers ; for that my wife is at one with me in these thoughts of sympathy you know as well as that these lines are for poor Elisabeth no less than for you. God be with you, and be merciful to you...
Page 50 - J. tho' I should be sorry to fail. If the weather be tolerable, or I catch a coach I shall go, and therefore cannot say when; but probably before the hour you set out, usually. I am not quite so well to day, owing to my very uncomfortable walk, Last night. I was very glad I did not promise...
Page 298 - I assume with pride this crown, wrought from a cannon sprinkled with the blood of our heroes, and consecrated by the Church ; I accept it as a symbol of the independence and power of Roumania.
Page 206 - But Frederick VII. died suddenly, and misfortune was at the doors. The situation today is the more favourable in that none of the Great Powers have any longing to fight, because, God knows, enough blood has been shed these last few years. So far as we Germans are concerned, the Eastern Question possesses no immediate interest for us : our only care is the protection of our countrymen, on whose account our iron-clad squadron is now manoeuvring.