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A Residence In France - Letter 7 A Residence In France - Letter 7

A Residence In France - Letter 7
LETTER VIIPublic Dinner.--Inconsiderate Impulses of Americans.--Rambles in Paris.--The Churches of Paris.--View from the leads or Notre Dame.--The Place Royale.--The Bridges.--Progress of the Public Works.--The Palaces of the Louvre and the Tuileries.--Royal Enclosures in the Gardens of the Tuileries.--Public Edifices.--Private Hotels and Gardens. My Apartments in the house of the Montmorencies.--Our other Residences.--Noble Abodes in Paris.--Comparative Expense of Living in Paris and New York.--American Shopkeepers, and those of Europe. Dear ---- The time between the revolt of the two days, and the 17th July, passed in the usual manner. The court-martial had made considerable progress in condemning men to be shot, but... Nonfictions - Post by : KarenB - Date : May 2012 - Author : James Fenimore Cooper - Read : 2900

A Residence In France - Letter 6 A Residence In France - Letter 6

A Residence In France - Letter 6
LETTER VIAspect of Paris.--Visit to Lafayette.--His demeanour.--His account of the commencement of the Revolt.--Machinations of the Police.--Character of Lafayette.--His remarkable expression to General--.--Conversation on the Revolution of July.--The _Doctrinaires_.--Popular Sympathy in England and on the Rhine.--Lafayette's dismissal from the command of the National Guards.--The Duke of Orleans and his Friends.--Military Tribunals in Paris.--The Citizen King in the Streets.--Obliteration of the _Fleur-de-lis_.--The Royal Equipage.--The Duke of Brunswick in Paris.--His forcible Removal from France.--His Reception in Switzerland.--A ludicrous Mistake. Dear ----, During the excitement of the last three days, I had not bethought me of paying a visit to the Rue d'Anjou: indeed... Nonfictions - Post by : KarenB - Date : May 2012 - Author : James Fenimore Cooper - Read : 631

A Residence In France - Letter 5 A Residence In France - Letter 5

A Residence In France - Letter 5
LETTER VNational Guards in the Court of the Palace.--Unclaimed Dead in the Morgue.--View of the Scene of Action.--A blundering Artillerist.--Singular Spectacle.--The Machinations of the Government--Martial Law.--Violations of the Charter.--Laughable Scene in the Carrousel.--A refractory Private of the National Guard. Dear ----, The day after the contest was closed, I went to the Louvre I usually met Mr. M----, who was busy copying. He was almost alone, in the long and gorgeous galleries, as in the days of the cholera; but we got a view of the National Guards that had been concerned in the affair of the previous day, who... Nonfictions - Post by : KarenB - Date : May 2012 - Author : James Fenimore Cooper - Read : 3212

A Residence In France - Letter 1 A Residence In France - Letter 1

A Residence In France - Letter 1
LETTER IInfluence of the late Revolution in France.--General Lafayette--Sketch of his Private Life.--My visits to him.--His opinion of Louis XVI.--Mr. Morris and Mr. Crawford.--Duplicity of Louis XVIII.--Charles X.--Marie Antoinette.--Legitimacy of the Duc de Bordeaux.--Discovery of the Plot of 1822.--Lafayette's conduct on that occasion.--A negro Spy.--General Knyphausen.--Louis-Philippe and Lafayette.--My visit to Court.--The King, the Queen, Madame Adelaide, and the Princesses.--Marshal Jourdan.--The Duke of Orleans.--Interview with the King.--"_Adieu l'Amerique!_"--Conversation with Lafayette.--The _Juste Milieu_.--Monarchy not inconsistent with Republican Institutions.--Party in favour of the Duc de Bordeaux. Paris, February, 1832. Dear ----, Your speculations concerning the influence of the late revolution, on the social habits... Nonfictions - Post by : 1000asale.com - Date : May 2012 - Author : James Fenimore Cooper - Read : 3028

A Residence In France - Preface A Residence In France - Preface

A Residence In France - Preface
The introduction to Part I. of the "Sketches of Switzerland," leaves very little for the author to say in addition. The reader will be prepared to meet with a long digression, that touches on the situation and interests of another country, and it is probable he will understand the author's motive for thus embracing matter that is not strictly connected with the principal subject of the work. The first visit of the writer to Switzerland was paid in 1828; that which is related in these two volumes, in 1832. While four years had made no changes in the sublime nature of... Nonfictions - Post by : 1000asale.com - Date : May 2012 - Author : James Fenimore Cooper - Read : 2445

Recollections Of Europe - Letter 23 Recollections Of Europe - Letter 23

Recollections Of Europe - Letter 23
LETTER XXIIIPreparations for Departure.--My Consulate.--Leave Paris.--Picardy.--Cressy.--Montreuil.--Gate of Calais.--Port of Calais.--Magical Words. To R. COOPER, ESQ., COOPERSTOWN. We entered France in July, 1826, and having remained in and about the French capital until February, 1828, we thought it time to change the scene. Paris is effectually the centre of Europe, and a residence in it is the best training an American can have, previously to visiting the other parts of that quarter of the world. Its civilisation, usages, and facilities take the edge off our provincial admiration, remove prejudices, and prepare the mind to receive new impressions, with more discrimination and tact.... Nonfictions - Post by : 1000asale.com - Date : May 2012 - Author : James Fenimore Cooper - Read : 3310

Recollections Of Europe - Letter 22 Recollections Of Europe - Letter 22

Recollections Of Europe - Letter 22
LETTER XXIIAnimal Magnetism.--Somnambules.--Magnetised Patients.--My own Examination.--A Prediction.--Ventriloquism.--Force of the Imagination. To JAMES E. DE KAY, M.D. Although we have not been without our metaphysical hallucinations in America, I do not remember to have heard that "animal magnetism" was ever in vogue among us. A people who are not very quick to feel the poetry of sentiment, may well be supposed exempt from the delusions of a doctrine which comprehends the very poetry of physics. Still, as the subject is not without interest, and as chance has put me in the way of personally inquiring into this fanciful system, I intend, in... Nonfictions - Post by : 1000asale.com - Date : May 2012 - Author : James Fenimore Cooper - Read : 1558

Recollections Of Europe - Letter 21 Recollections Of Europe - Letter 21

Recollections Of Europe - Letter 21
LETTER XXIInsecurity of the Bourbons.--Distrust of Americans.--Literary Visitor. --The Templars.--Presents and Invitations.--A Spy--American Virtue. --Inconsistency.--Social Freedom in America,--French Mannerists --National Distinctions.--A lively Reaction. To R. COOPER, ESQ. COOPERSTOWN. We all went to bed, a night or two since, as usual, and awoke to learn that there had been a fight in the capital. One of the countless underplots had got so near the surface, that it threw up smoke. It is said, that about fifty were killed and wounded, chiefly on the part of the populace. The insecurity of the Bourbons is little understood in America. It is little understood even... Nonfictions - Post by : 1000asale.com - Date : May 2012 - Author : James Fenimore Cooper - Read : 774

Recollections Of Europe - Letter 20 Recollections Of Europe - Letter 20

Recollections Of Europe - Letter 20
LETTER XXExcursion with Lafayette.--Vincennes.--The Donjon.--Lagrange.--The Towers.--Interior of the House--the General's Apartments.--the Cabinet. --Lafayette's Title.--Church of the Chateau.--Ruins of Vivier.--Roman Remains.--American Curiosity.--The Table at Lagrange.--Swindling. To R. COOPER, ESQ. COOPERSTOWN. I have said nothing to you of Lagrange, though I have now been there no less than three times. Shortly after our arrival in Paris, General Lafayette had the kindness to send us an invitation; but we were deterred from going for sometime, by the indisposition of one of the family. In the autumn of 1826, I went, however, alone; in the spring I went again, carrying Mrs. ---- with me; and... Nonfictions - Post by : 1000asale.com - Date : May 2012 - Author : James Fenimore Cooper - Read : 1847

Recollections Of Europe - Letter 19 Recollections Of Europe - Letter 19

Recollections Of Europe - Letter 19
LETTER XIXGarden of the Tuileries.--The French Parliament.--Parliamentary Speakers.--The Tribune.--Royal Initiative.--The Charter.--Mongrel Government.--Ministerial Responsibility.--Elections in France.--Doctrinaires.--Differences of Opinion.--Controversy. TO JACOB SUTHERLAND, ESQ. NEW YORK. The Chambers have been opened with the customary ceremonies and parade. It is usual for the king, attended by a brilliant _cortege_, to go, on these occasions, from the Tuileries to the Palais Bourbon, through lines of troops, under a salute of guns. The French love _spectacles_, and their monarch, if he would be popular, is compelled to make himself one, at every plausible opportunity. The garden of the Tuileries is a parallelogram, of, I should think, fifty... Nonfictions - Post by : 1000asale.com - Date : May 2012 - Author : James Fenimore Cooper - Read : 2064

Recollections Of Europe - Letter 15 Recollections Of Europe - Letter 15

Recollections Of Europe - Letter 15
LETTER XVPerversion of Institutions.--The French Academy.--Laplace.--Astronomy. --Theatres of Paris.--Immoral Plot.--Artificial Feelings.--French Tragedy.--Literary Mania.--The American Press.--American Newspapers.--French Journals--Publishing Manoeuvres.--Madame Malibran. To JAMES E. DE KAY, ESQUIRE. It appears to be the melancholy lot of humanity, that every institution which ingenuity can devise shall be perverted to an end different from the legitimate. If we plan a democracy, the craven wretch who, in a despotism, would be the parasite of a monarch, heads us off, and gets the best of it under the pretence of extreme love for the people; if we flatter ourselves that by throwing power into the hands of the... Nonfictions - Post by : 1000asale.com - Date : May 2012 - Author : James Fenimore Cooper - Read : 834

Recollections Of Europe - Letter 14 Recollections Of Europe - Letter 14

Recollections Of Europe - Letter 14
LETTER XIVFalse Notions.--Continental Manners.--People of Paris.--Parisian Women. --French Beauty.--Men of France.--French Soldiers. To JAMES STEVENSON, ESQUIRE, ALBANY. I cannot tell you whence the vulgar notions that we entertain of the French, which, with many other pernicious prejudices, have made a part of our great inheritance from England, have been originally obtained. Certainly I have seen no thing, nor any person, after a long residence in the country, to serve as models to the flippant _marquis_, the overdressed courtiers, or the _petites maitresses of the English dramatists. Even a French _perruquier is quite as homely and plain a personage as an English... Nonfictions - Post by : 1000asale.com - Date : May 2012 - Author : James Fenimore Cooper - Read : 1479

Recollections Of Europe - Letter 13 Recollections Of Europe - Letter 13

Recollections Of Europe - Letter 13
LETTER XIIIFrench Manufactures.--Sevres China.--Tapestry of the Gobelins.--Paper for Hangings.--The Savonnerie.--French Carpets.--American Carpets. --Transfer of old Pictures from Wood to Canvass.--Coronation Coach. --The Arts in France--in America.--American Prejudice. To JAMES E. DE KAY, ESQUIRE. In my last, I gave you a few examples of the instances in which the French have mistaken the relative civilization of their country and America, and I shall now give you some in which we have fallen into the same error, or the other side of the question. There has lately been an exhibition of articles of French manufacture, at Paris; one of, I believe, the triennial... Nonfictions - Post by : pluc-affiliate - Date : May 2012 - Author : James Fenimore Cooper - Read : 3250

Recollections Of Europe - Letter 12 Recollections Of Europe - Letter 12

Recollections Of Europe - Letter 12
LETTER XIISir Walter Scott in Paris.--Conversation with him.--Copyright in America.--Miss Scott.--French Compliments.--Sir Walter Scott's Person and Manners.--Ignorance as to America.--French Commerce.--French Translations.--American Luxury. To JAMES E. DE KAY, ESQUIRE. We have not only had Mr. Canning in Paris, but Sir Walter Scott has suddenly appeared among us. The arrival of the Great Unknown, or, indeed, of any little Unknown from England, would be an event to throw all the reading clubs at home into a state of high moral and poetical excitement. We are true village _lionizers_. As the professors of the Catholic religion are notoriously more addicted to yielding faith... Nonfictions - Post by : pluc-affiliate - Date : May 2012 - Author : James Fenimore Cooper - Read : 1015

Recollections Of Europe - Letter 11 Recollections Of Europe - Letter 11

Recollections Of Europe - Letter 11
LETTER XILaws of Intercourse.--Americans in Europe.--Americans and English. --Visiting in America.--Etiquette of Visits.--Presentations at Foreign Courts.--Royal Receptions.--American Pride.--Pay of the President. --American Diplomatist. To JAMES STEVENSON, ESQUIRE, ALBANY. I intend this letter to be useful rather than entertaining. Living, as we Americans do, remote from the rest of the world, and possessing so many practices peculiar to ourselves, at the same time that we are altogether wanting in usages that are familiar to most other nations, it should not be matter of surprise that we commit some mistakes on this side of the water, in matters of taste and etiquette. A... Nonfictions - Post by : pluc-affiliate - Date : May 2012 - Author : James Fenimore Cooper - Read : 593

Recollections Of Europe - Letter 10 Recollections Of Europe - Letter 10

Recollections Of Europe - Letter 10
LETTER XRoad to Versailles.--Origin of Versailles.--The present Chateau.--The two Trianons.--La Petite Suisse.--Royal Pastime.--Gardens of Versailles. --The State Apartments.--Marie Antoinette's Chamber.--Death of Louis XV. --Oeil de Boeuf.--The Theatre and Chapel.--A Quarry.--Caverns.--Compiegne.--Chateau de Pierre-font.--Influence of Monarchy.--Orangery at Versailles. To R. COOPER, ESQ., COOPERSTOWN, NEW YORK. We have been to Versailles, and although I have no intention to give a laboured description of a place about which men have written and talked these two centuries, it is impossible to pass over a spot of so much celebrity in total silence. The road to Versailles lies between the park of St. Cloud and the village... Nonfictions - Post by : pluc-affiliate - Date : May 2012 - Author : James Fenimore Cooper - Read : 1643

Recollections Of Europe - Letter 9 Recollections Of Europe - Letter 9

Recollections Of Europe - Letter 9
LETTER IXRoyal Dinner.--Magnificence and Comfort.--Salle de Diane.--Prince de Conde.--Duke of Orleans.--The Dinner-table.--The Dauphin.--Sires de Coucy.--The Dauphine.--Ancient Usages--M. de Talleyrand.--Charles X. --Panoramic Procession.--Droll Effect.--The Dinner.--M. de Talleyrand's Office.--The Duchesse de Berri.--The Catastrophe.--An Aristocratic Quarrel. To MRS. SINGLETON W. BEALL, GREEN BAY. We have lately witnessed a ceremony that may have some interest for one who, like yourself, dwells in the retirement of a remote frontier post. It is etiquette for the kings of France to dine in public twice in the year, viz. the 1st of January, and the day that is set apart for the fete of the king. Having some... Nonfictions - Post by : pluc-affiliate - Date : May 2012 - Author : James Fenimore Cooper - Read : 3317

Recollections Of Europe - Letter 5 Recollections Of Europe - Letter 5

Recollections Of Europe - Letter 5
LETTER VParis in August 1826.--Montmartre.--The Octroi.--View of Paris. --Montmorency.--Royal Residences.--Duke of Bordeaux.--Horse-racing. --The Dauphine.--Popular feeling in Paris.--Royal Equipage.--Gardes du Corps.--Policy of Napoleon.--Centralization. To R COOPER, ESQ., COOPERSTOWN. We were not a fortnight in Paris before we were quietly established, _en bourgeois_, in the Faubourg St. Germain. Then followed the long and wearying toil of sight-seeing. Happily, our time was not limited, and we took months for that which is usually performed in a few days. This labour is connected with objects that description has already rendered familiar, and I shall say nothing of them, except as they may incidentally belong to... Nonfictions - Post by : pluc-affiliate - Date : May 2012 - Author : James Fenimore Cooper - Read : 2734

Recollections Of Europe - Letter 4 Recollections Of Europe - Letter 4

Recollections Of Europe - Letter 4
LETTER IVQuit England.--Approach to France.--Havre.--Our Reception there.--Female Commissionnaire.--Clamour of Drums.--Port of Havre.--Projected Enterprize.--American Enterprize.--Steam-boat Excursion.--Honfleur.--Rouen.--French Exaction.--American Porters.--Rouen Cathedral.--Our Cicerone.--A Diligence.--Picturesque Road.--European Peasantry.--Aspect of the Country.--Church at Louviers.--Village near Vernon.--Rosny.--Mantes.--Bourbon Magnificence. --Approach to Paris--Enter Paris. To R. COOPER, ESQ., COOPERSTOWN. On quitting England, we embarked from the very strand where Henry V. embarked for the fruitless field of Agincourt. A fearful rumour had gone abroad that the Camilla (the steam-boat) had been shorn of a wing, and there were many rueful faces in the boat that took us off to the vessel. In plainer speech, one of the boilers was out of... Nonfictions - Post by : pluc-affiliate - Date : May 2012 - Author : James Fenimore Cooper - Read : 2162

Recollections Of Europe - Letter 3 Recollections Of Europe - Letter 3

Recollections Of Europe - Letter 3
LETTER IIIRoad to London.--Royal Pastime.--Cockney Coachman.--Winchester Assizes. --Approach to London.--The Parks.--Piccadilly.--Street Excursion. --Strangers in London.--Americans in England.--Westminster Abbey. --Gothic Decorations.--Westminster Hall.--Inquisitive Barber.--Pasta and Malibran.--Drury-lane Theatre.--A Pickpocket.--A Fellow-traveller. --English Gentlemen.--A Radical.--Encampment of Gipsies.--National Distinctions.--Antiquities.--National Peculiarities. To R. COOPER, ESQ. COOPERSTOWN. At a very early hour one of the London coaches stopped at the door. I had secured a seat by the side of the coachman, and we went through the "bar" at a round trot. The distance was about sixty miles, and I had paid a guinea for my place. There were four or five other passengers, all on the outside. The... Nonfictions - Post by : pluc-affiliate - Date : May 2012 - Author : James Fenimore Cooper - Read : 876