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ve spoken out their opinions as freely and truly as these persons have spoken them out to me. This is a difference between the countries discreditable to us, and which I feel as a moral stain upon us.
November 7.—I spent some time this morning in the King's private library, originally Bonaparte's, and which I knew under Barbier as the library of Louis XVIII.
It is an uncommonly comfortable and well-arranged establishment; better than any of the sort I know of, except the Grand Duke's at Florence, and larger than that.
Jouy, the author of the Hermite de la Chaussee d'antin, is the head of it, a hale, hearty, white-headed old gentleman of about sixty-five.
Like everybody else, now, he talked about politics and the elections, and rejoiced at the success of the Ministry.
He seemed to be throughout very content, and has occasion to be so. He made a good fortune by his periodicals, and admits very frankly that he wrote for that purpose; wrote as long as the booksellers would pay him w