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Recollections of Europe   By: (1789-1851)

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COLLECTION OF ANCIENT AND MODERN BRITISH AUTHORS.

VOL. CLXXII.

RECOLLECTIONS OF EUROPE.

PRINTED BY J. SMITH, 16, RUE MONTMORENCY.

RECOLLECTIONS OF EUROPE.

BY J. FENIMORE COOPER, ESQ.

AUTHOR OF "THE PILOT," "THE SPY", etc.

PARIS, BAUDRY'S EUROPEAN LIBRARY, RUE DU COQ, NEAR THE LOUVRE.

1837.

CONTENTS.

LETTER I.

Our Embarkation. Leave taking. Our Abigail. Bay of New York. The Hudson. Ominous Prediction. The Prophet falsified. Enter the Atlantic. "Land birds." Our Master. Officers of Packet ships. Loss of "The Crisis." The "Three Chimneys." Calamities at Sea. Sailing match. View of the Eddystone. The Don Quixote. Comparative Sailing. Pilot boats. Coast of Dorsetshire. The Needles. Lymington. Southampton Water. The Custom house.

LETTER II.

Controversy at Cowes. Custom house Civility. English Costume. Fashion in America. Quadrilles in New York. Cowes. Nautical Gallantry. English Beauty. Isle of Wight Butter. English Scenery. M'Adamized Roads. Old Village Church. Rural Interment. Pauper's Grave. Carisbrooke Cattle. Southampton. Waiter at the Vine. English Costume. Affinity with England. Netley Abbey. Southampton Cockneys.

LETTER III.

Road 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.

LETTER IV.

Quit 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.

LETTER V.

Paris 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.

LETTER VI.

Letters of Introduction. European Etiquette. Diplomatic Entertainments. Ladies in Coffee houses. French Hospitality. Mr. Canning at Paris. Parisian Hotels. French Lady at Washington. Receptions in Paris and in New York. Mode of Announcement. Republican Affectation. Hotel Monaco. Dinner given to Mr. Canning. Diplomatic Etiquette. European Ambassadors. Prime Minister of France. Mr. Canning. Count Pozzo di Borgo. Precedency at Dinner. American Etiquette. A French Dinner. Servants. Catholic Fasting. Conversation with Canning. English Prejudice against Americans.

LETTER VII.

English Jurisprudence. English Justice. Justice in France. Continental Jurisprudence. Juries. Legal Injustice. The Bar in France. Precedence of the Law.

LETTER VIII.

Army of France. Military Display. FĂȘte of the Trocadero. Royal Review. Royal Ordinance. Dissatisfaction. Hostile Demonstration. Dispersion of Rioters. French Cavalry. Learned Coachman. Use of Cavalry. Cavalry Operations. The Conscription. National Defence. Napoleon's Marshals. Marshal Soult Disaffection of the Army.

LETTER IX

Royal Dinner. Magnificence and Comfort. Salle de Diane. Prince de Condé. 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.

LETTER X.

Road to Versailles. Origin of Versailles. The present Chateau... Continue reading book >>




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