Reminiscences of Prince Talleyrand: Edited from the Papers of the Late M. Colmache, Private Secretary to the Prince, Том 1

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Стр. 35 - ... departure ; bills were all paid, and farewells all taken, and we were waiting for a fair wind with most eager expectation, being prepared to embark at any hour of the day or night, in obedience to the warning of the captain. This state of uncertainty seemed to irritate the temper of poor Beaumetz to an extraordinary degree, and, unable to remain quietly at home, he hurried to and from the city with an eager, restless activity, which at times excited my astonishment, for he had ever been remarkable...
Стр. 104 - ... taken the trouble to answer any of his letters, and now, too late, it was beginning to be feared that the frequent conferences which had taken place between Charles IV., the queen, and the Grand Duke de Berg, through the medium of the Queen of Etruria, had for their only aim the intention of replacing Charles upon the throne, by causing him to protest against the act of abdication. This secret intrigue, of which M. de Monthion, adjutantgeneral, had been the messenger, and the Queen of Etruria...
Стр. 36 - When we had arrived on the broad esplanade — the glory then, as now, of New York — Beaumetz quickened his step still more, until we arrived close to the water's edge. He talked loud and quickly, admiring in energetic terms the beauty of the scenery, the Brooklyn heights, the shady groves of the island, the ships riding...
Стр. 35 - ... to brave the storms and perils of a yet longer and more adventurous voyage. Everything was embarked for our departure ; bills were all paid, and farewells all taken, and we were waiting for a fair wind with most eager expectation, being prepared to embark at any hour of the day or night, in obedience to the warning of the captain. This state of uncertainty seemed to irritate the temper of poor Beaumetz to an extraordinary degree, and, unable to remain quietly at home, he hurried to and...
Стр. 37 - The demon had left him ; his eye was unsettled, and the white foam stood in bubbles on his parched lips ; but he was no longer tossed by the same mad excitement under which he had been labouring, for he suffered me to lead him home without a single word. A few days...
Стр. 34 - I should not have been here to tell my tale. I had freighted a ship in concert with my friend Beaumetz. He was a good fellow, Beaumetz, with whom I had ever lived on the most intimate terms ; and in those stormy times, when it needed not only friendship to bind men together, but almost godlike courage to...
Стр. 227 - We spoke in earnest whispers, pre-occupied and abstracted from all around, as though we had been conspirators in the bosom of some forest solitude. The whole scene — the day — the hour, I can conjure up in colours fresh and vivid, as though they had vanished but one moment ago, and nothing else had been impressed on the canvas of my memory during all the long years since !' " I have seldom, very seldom indeed, beheld Prince Talleyrand give way to any demonstration of feeling, even when cause...
Стр. 225 - ... yet far off'; that it was a mere fit of depression which caused him to dwell upon such gloomy possibilities ; and I ventured to assure him that a good dinner and a glass of our friend Robert's best Chambertin would soon produce a good effect in calming his sudden misgivings about the future. " ' He shook his head mournfully : " These are banal phrases, and you know it," said he ;
Стр. 354 - Boehmer, he declared his full and entire conviction that the jewel was the same, from the remarkable circumstance of a mistake having occurred in the execution of the middle ornament, one side of the scroll containing two small diamonds more than the other, and which he remembered had much distressed his father, but which could never have been discovered save by a member of the trade. It was then remembered, and by the emperor himself first of all...
Стр. 37 - you mean to murder me — you intend to throw me from the height into the sea below. Deny it, monster, if you can !' " The maniac stared at me for a moment, but I took especial care not to avert my gaze from his countenance, and he quailed beneath it. He stammered a few incoherent words, and strove to pass me, but I barred his passage with extended arms. He looked vacantly right and left, and then flung himself upon my neck and burst into tears.

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