Memoirs of the Duchess D'Abrantes; (Madame Junot) Volume 4 PDF ePub eBook

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Memoirs of the Duchess D'Abrantes; (Madame Junot) Volume 4 free pdf This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ... chapter xiv. Recollections of Aranjuez--Ceremonies--Return to Madrid--Droll adventure--Tallien--His conduct on the 9th Thermidor--Junot's conferences with the Prince of the Peace--Alliance of Spain and France--Our departure from Madrid--Count da Ega, the Portuguese ambassador--The Countess da Ega--Journey from Madrid to Lisbon--Honours rendered to Junot--Napoleon accepts the crown of Italy--Talaveyra de la Reyna--Vast domains of the Duchess de Ossuna--The celebrated Duchess of Alba--Estates of the Duke of Alba--The Mesta, Many years have passed away since I saw Aranjuez- but time has only augmented the charm attached to my recollection of that delightful place- for in all my travels 1 have never seen a spot which can form a fair comparison with it. It is not like any thing in Switzerland, in France, in Algarve, or Italy. In fact, it is like nothing else.--It is Aranjuez--an enchanted paradise! Where else shall we find those charming fountains furnished by two rivers whose waters enclose an island in which the sun ripens the rarest fruits of every climate and of every country. Never before did I see so fresh, so green, and so beautiful a vegetation. When one has seen Aranjuez, the desire to describe the beautiful picture becomes irresistible- but to do it justice is impossible, especially if it has been seen, as I saw it, just at the moment when nature is aroused from her wintry slumber. Nothing can exceed the fine effect of the island. I do not think the hand of man could add any thing to it without spoiling it. La Calle de la Reyna is a magnificent alley, formed by elms said to be five hundred years old. It is in length more than half a Spanish league, and forms one of the grandest ornaments of Aranjuez. There I have met the Queen and...

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Author : Laure Junot Abrantes
Publisher : Theclassics.Us
Data Published : 12 September 2013
ISBN : 1230412808
EAN : 9781230412801
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 84 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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