A Portion of the Journal Kept by Thomas Raikes, Esq., from 1831 to 1847, Volume 3

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Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1857 - Great Britain
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Page 177 - La société, telle qu'elle est aujourd'hui , n'existera pas : à mesure que l'instruction descend dans les classes inférieures , celles-ci découvrent la plaie secrète qui ronge l'ordre social depuis le commencement du monde ; plaie qui est la cause de tous les malaises et de toutes les agitations populaires. La trop grande inégalité des conditions et des fortunes a pu se supporter tant qu'elle a été cachée d'un côté par l'ignorance , de l'autre par l'organisation factice de la cité ;...
Page 87 - Upon which Bligh, who was sitting opposite to him, calmly produced two loaded pistols from his coat pocket, which he placed on the table, and said, " Mr. Brummell, if you are really desirous to put a period to your existence, I am extremely happy to offer you...
Page 147 - It was the fashion in those days to drink very hard, and Mrs. Fitzherbert never retired to rest till her Royal spouse came home. But I have heard the late Duke of York say, that often when she heard the Prince and his drunken companions on the staircase, she would seek a refuge from their presence even under the sofa, when the Prince, finding the...
Page 55 - never had any friends : he selected his confidants from his minions. MacMahon was an Irishman of obsequious manners ; he was a little man, his face red, covered with pimples, always dressed in the blue and buff uniform, with his hat on one side, copying the air of his master, to whom he was a prodigious foil, and ready to execute any commissions, which in those days were somewhat complicated.
Page 257 - Apres avoir roue tout le monde, il a voulu finir par rouer le bon Dieu." His splendid hotel is left to the Duchesse de Dino, with everything that it contains: the whole may amount, with the money bequeathed, to some millions. To her daughter Pauline are left about 80,000 francs a year. Sunday, 20th.
Page 11 - October, 1846. served; but during the second course a note was brought to the lady of the house, with excuses from the Baron, who was unexpectedly prevented from coming by the sudden death of his aunt, the Duchess von Epzom...
Page 177 - Lorsque la vapeur sera perfectionnée ; lorsque , unie au télégraphe et aux chemins de fer , elle aura fait disparaître les distances , ce ne seront pas seulement les marchandises qui voyageront d'un bout du globe à l'autre avec la rapidité de l'éclair, mais encore les idées. Quand les barrières fiscales et commerciales auront été abolies entre les divers...
Page 263 - ... eyes, peering through his shaggy eyebrows ; his unearthly face, marked with deep stains, covered partly by his shock of extraordinary hair, partly by his enormous muslin cravat, which supports a large protruding lip, drawn over his upper lip, with a cynical expression no painting could render. Add to this apparatus of terror his dead silence, broken occasionally by the most sepulchral guttural monosyllables.
Page 147 - Mrs. Fitzherbert never retired to rest till her Royal spouse came home. But I have heard the late Duke of York say, that often when she heard the Prince and his drunken companions on the staircase, she would seek a refuge from their presence even under the sofa, when the Prince, finding the drawing-room deserted, would draw his sword in joke, and, searching about the room, would at last draw forth the trembling victim from her place of concealment.
Page 84 - ' that wishing to feel easy as to his own property, -which he had inherited from a long train of ancestors, but knowing the various claims which his lordship possessed upon that of others, he begged leave to inquire what sum he would be contented to receive as an indemnity for any claim he might hereafter think fit to make upon the Holkham Estate.