Bouvard and Pécuchet A Tragi-comic Novel of Bourgeois Life

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The Parisians are in a giddy fever. town levels a dinner party for him. within the theaters, songs allude to his heroic deeds. the keenness wanes. For in 1827, in Cherbourg, a ball geared up by way of subscription falls via. As he's grand admiral of France, he inspects the fleet, that is approximately to depart for Algiers. July 1830. Marmont tells him of the swap in affairs. He will get so livid that he injures his hand at the general’s sword. The king locations him in very best command of the military. within the Bois de Boulogne he meets detachments from the traces, and can't discover a factor to claim to them. From Saint-Cloud, he rushes to the Sèvres bridge. The coldness of the troops doesn't shake him. The royal relatives leaves Trianon. He sits on the foot of an oak, unfolds a map, displays, will get again on his horse, passes earlier than Saint-Cyr, and sends the cadets an encouraging notice. In Rambouillet, the bodyguards bid farewell. He units sail and is in poor health for the whole crossing. finish of his profession. tension the significance of bridges. First he exposes himself needlessly at the hotel bridge, he is taking the Saint-Esprit and Lauriol bridges; in Lyon, the 2 bridges end up disastrous; and his fortune expires in entrance of the Sèvres bridge. desk of his virtues. no use to compliment his braveness, to which he joined nice political savvy. For he provided sixty francs to each soldier who left the Emperor—and in Spain, he attempted to deprave the Constitutionals with funds. His reserve used to be so profound that he consented to his father’s deliberate marriage to the Queen of Etruria, to the formation of a brand new cupboard after the edicts, to abdication in want of Chambord, to pretty well every thing. nonetheless, he can be company. In Angers, he broke the infantry of the nationwide shield, which, jealous of the cavalry, maneuvered its means into serving as his escort—to the purpose the place His Highness stumbled on himself hemmed in by way of foot infantrymen and his knees jostled. nonetheless, he blamed the cavalry because the resource of the sickness and pardoned the infantry, a real judgment of Solomon. His piety used to be obvious in several acts of devotion, in addition to in his clemency in acquiring pardon for basic Debelle, who had taken up palms opposed to him. own details—princely characteristics: At Beauregard citadel, as a toddler, he loved digging a pond along with his brother which may nonetheless be obvious. as soon as he visited the hunters’ barracks, requested for a tumbler of wine, and drank it to the king’s well-being. whereas jogging, to keep up his speed, he repeated to himself: “One, ; one, ; one, ! ” some of his sayings were preserved: To a delegation from Bordeaux: “What consoles me for now not being in Bordeaux is status right here between you! ” To Protestants from Nimes: “I am an exceptional Catholic. yet I shall always remember that my so much illustrious forebear was once a Protestant. ” To the cadets of Saint-Cyr, while all used to be misplaced: “Well, my pals! the scoop is nice! It’s going good, rather well! ” After the abdication of Charles X: “Since they don’t wish me, allow them to fend for themselves! ” And in 1814, on the drop of a hat, in even the smallest village: “No extra warfare!

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