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The Daily Dispatch: May 25, 1864., [Electronic resource], Holidays in
Holidays in Paris. --Our French neighbors across the water have not the horror of fairs which is the fashion in this country. Thursday, the 24th inst, was the last day of the Ham Fair, which is held in the middle of Paris, lasts several days, is a source of much edification to the flaneurs, and, we hope, a great economy to the good housewives; on Easter Sunday comes the turn of the children--fifteen days of gingerbread fair ! What a prospect for mothers, children, and doctors!
The Daily Dispatch: May 25, 1864., [Electronic resource], Lessons from
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Louis Napoleon's personal appearance. --Louis Napoleon's present personal appearance is thus described in a late letter from Paris. The personal appearance of Napoleon III would puzzle the most accurate observer of physiognomy. The face of the man with the iron mark was not more devoid of expression than is his. One may study it for hours without deriving the slightest satisfaction as to the Emperor's mental characteristics. Those fishy, rayless eyes, the parchment like cheeks, the stiff, pointed moustache, all suggest a sort of artificial face prepared for the occasion, while the real man, like the priestess of Apollo, lies hidden, and delivers short oracular responses behind it. He is short in stature, though his body is full the average size. Hence he appears to-advantage in a sitting posture. Of late years he has grown somewhat corpulent, like the first Napoleon and the other members of his family. His habits at the present day are said to be simple and regular, pe