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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Grand remonstrance, the. (search)
affection, secretly corrupting the ignorant or negligent professors of our religion, and closely uniting and combining themselves against such as were found in this posture, waiting for an opportunity by force to destroy those whom they could not hope to seduce. 93. For the effecting whereof they were strengthened with arms and munitions, encouraged by superstitious prayers, enjoined by the Nuncio to be weekly made for the prosperity of some great design. 94. And such power had they at Court, that secretly a commission was issued out, or intended to be issued to some great men of that profession, for the levying of soldiers, and to command and employ them according to private instructions, which we doubt were framed for the advantage of those who were the contrivers of them. 95. His Majesty's treasure was consumed, his revenue anticipated. 96. His servants and officers compelled to lend great sums of money. 97. Multitudes were called to the Council Table, who were tire
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lafayette, Marie Jean Paul Roch Yves Gilbert Motier, Marquis de 1757- (search)
cept my ardent wish of studying without restraint. I never deserved to be chastised, but, in spite of my usual gentleness; it would have been dangerous to have attempted to do so; and I recollect with pleasure that, when I was to describe in rhetoric a perfeet courser, I sacrificed the hope of obgaining a premium, and described the one who, on perceiving the whip, threw down his rider. Republican anecdotes always delighted me; and, when my new connections wished to obtain for me a place at Court, I did not hesitate displeasing them to preserve my independence. I was in that frame of mind when I first learned the troubles in America: they only became thoroughly known in Europe in Lafayette's tomb. 1776, and the memorable declaration of the 4th of July reached France at the close of that same year. After having crowned herself with laurels and enriched herself with conquests, after having become mistress of all seas, and after having insulted all nations, England had turned her
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 23: (search)
de Stael, he having been a contemporary and admirer of the first. a Frenchman, whom I have met here occasionally, with a very intellectual Russian wife, who, like himself, is pretty deep in Dante. The Count is a Carlist, and was private secretary —though yet a young man—under the Ministry of Prince Polignac, and, to the honor of his personal consistency, refuses now to wear the tricolored cockade. The consequence is, that diplomatic etiquette will not permit the minister to present him at Court, though he receives him most kindly in his own house, and even presents Mad. de Circourt, who danced the other night with Prince John. So much for forms! I talked with Count Circourt to-day upon two subjects, which he understood better than any Frenchman with whom I ever conversed, —Dante, and the statistics of the United States. On the last he was uncommonly accurate. Another subject which was much talked about by all at table was the great fire at New York, the news of which came t<
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 6: (search)
e stayed late, however, for Mad. Martinetti enjoyed it so well that she did not at all like to come away. December 28.—. . . . In the evening I was presented at Court, which took a tedious while; for I left home before seven o'clock and did not get back till nearly ten, the first hour being spent in assembling, with eight or tenst chiefly Germans, with a few Italians and Spaniards. The Russians are hardly permitted to come to Paris now, or, if they do come, hardly dare to be presented at Court, so small is the ill — will of the Emperor, and so detailed his inquisition into private affairs. Tourgueneff avowed it to me as we went up the stairs. When we were all arranged in a row round the two halls of audience, with the ambassadors and ministers in the order of their reception at Court, the King, the Queen with the Princess Clementine on her arm, the Duchess of Orleans, Madame Adelaide, and the Duke of Orleans entered and went round, speaking generally a word to each individual
Enlarged and completed, Mar. 10, 1806 A Superintendent chosen, Oct. 14, 1833 A Free-Soil meeting broken up there, Nov. 15, 1850 Had a clock presented by children, Jan. 14, 1850 The grasshopper repaired and replaced, Dec., 1852 The lower floor opened as a market, Oct. 28, 1858 A steel bell placed thereon, Apr. 15, 1867 Still retains the name Old Cradle of Liberty, 1880 Farm School located at Thompson's Island, May 4, 1834 Faro Bank keepers begin to be fined at Court, Feb. 14, 1824 Fast driving on the streets punished by fine, Mar. 1, 1806 Day, Held for the sins of the country, July 21, 1642 Held on account of the small-pox, Sep., 1667 Held for the bad state of the currency, Dec. 16, 1736 Held to avert war with England, Nov. 16, 1814 Held to save the Union, Sep. 26, 1861 Held again to preserve the Union, Apr. 30, 1863 Held again to protect the Union, Aug. 4, 1864 Federal Constitution adopted at the Federal st. Church, Feb
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 6. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Old portraits and modern Sketches (search)
had acted with the party opposed to the King from necessity rather than choice. Considering all that followed, one can scarcely avoid smiling over the extravagant jubilations of the Presbyterian divines, on the return of the royal debauchee to Whitehall. They hurried up to London with congratulations of formidable length and papers of solemn advice and counsel, to all which the careless monarch listened, with what patience he was master of. Baxter was one of the first to present himself at Court, and it is creditable to his heart rather than his judgment and discrimination that he seized the occasion to offer a long address to the King, expressive of his expectation that his Majesty would discountenance all sin and promote godliness, support the true exercise of Church discipline and cherish and hold up the hands of the faithful ministers of the Church. To all which Charles II. made as gracious an answer as we could expect, says Baxter, insomuch that old Mr. Ash burst out into tea
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 6. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Historical papers (search)
aughters of the Puritans. An air of comfort and quiet broods over the whole town. Yellow moss clings to the seaward sides of the roofs; one's eyes are not endangered by the intense glare of painted shingles and clapboards. The smoke of hospitable kitchens curls up through the overshadowing elms from huge-throated chimneys, whose hearth-stones have been worn by the feet of many generations. The tavern was once renowned throughout New England, and it is still a creditable hostelry. During court time it is crowded with jocose lawyers, anxious clients, sleepy jurors, and miscellaneous hangers on; disinterested gentlemen, who have no particular business of their own in court, but who regularly attend its sessions, weighing evidence, deciding upon the merits of a lawyer's plea or a judge's charge, getting up extempore trials upon the piazza or in the bar-room of cases still involved in the glorious uncertainty of the law in the court-house, proffering gratuitous legal advice to irasci
asion in Paris, in both a political and social aspect. It is a traditional custom for the Sovereign of France to receive the New Year felicitations of the great Bodies of State, the foreign diplomatic representatives accredited to the Court of the Tuileries, deputations of the Army, the Navy, the National Guard, the Legion of Honor, the French Academy, and public functionaries of high rank. The general love of parade and display prevalent in France, the necessity of appearing in uniform at Court, and the vast number of persons ushered into the sovereign presence, have always rendered this scene grand and imposing. But an additional gravity attached to the annual reception at the palace of the Tuileries, since the power of France has acquired a predominating influence in Europe, and, notably, since the famous speech of the Emperor Napoleon to the Austrian Ambassador, on the 1st of January, 1859, foreshadowing the great war which broke out a few months subsequently. The London T
e Princes Lucien and Joachim Murat. Her Majesty had just taken her seat when the cannon of the Invalids announced the approach of the Emperor, and immediately after the Imperial cortege entered. After a Master of Ceremonies, the Equerry on duty, the Prefects of the Palace, came the Grand Master of the Ceremonies, the Grand Chamberlain, and the Grand Marshal of the Palace. Then advanced the Emperor, in a General's uniform, followed by Prince Napoleon, similarly attired, the Princes of the Imperial family having rank at Court, the Grand Almoner, the Commander of the Cent-Gardes, and the officers of the household of their Majesties,--Loud cries of " Vive I'Empercur," "Vive I'Imperatrice," "Vive le Prince Imperial! " arose the moment his Majesty appeared, and continued until he had taken his seat on the Throne. The Grand Master of the Ceremonies then, in a loud voice, desired all to be seated; after which his Majesty rose, and delivered, in a very distinct voice, the opening speech.
The Daily Dispatch: May 24, 1861., [Electronic resource], Clarksville, Mecklenburg co., May 21, 1861. (search)
f men and money. A servant of Thomas B. Wall, of this county, insisted so much on going with Capt. Finley's company, that his master consented for him to go. He was told that his clothes were not fit; he replied that he had money to buy suitable clothing. When told that he would have to pay his expenses on the railroad, he said he had fifty dollars which he had made by hard work, and he wanted to go to fight, to die for the South. The conduct of this intelligent servant is much praised. No business was transacted at Court, except that one or two cases of misdemeanor were disposed of. There are three candidates for the Legislature in Mecklenburg; Dr. W. S. Easley, Col. C. S. Hutchinson, and Col. W. R. Baskervill, all of whom addressed the people. Col. Baskervill, it will be remembered, is the present incumbent. It is impossible to predict accurately which candidate will get the return in the triangular contest. They are all confident of being elected. Occasional.
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