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Parisian gossip about the Empress. All gossip still centres on the Empress. It certainly is hard to conceive a wilder freak, as far as appearance go, and the details that come over here, and come out into Paris Society through Belgium papers, are enough to harrow up the outwardly decorous French, and freeze the marrow in their hones. The story goes not alone that (as the Times said.) Her Majesty left the London Bridge station in a cab (!) but that in that identical vehicle her Majesty had to drive half over London before she found suitable quarters in any hotel! All this is commented on in the tone in which the perpetration of some heinous crime would be spoken of, and positively the Empress's part is very near being taken, so severely is Parisian propriety shocked! When one thinks of it all, it really seems to be almost natural, and one cannot help recalling certain passages of the earlier days of the poor Empress's imperial state, and seeing how impatiently she must have b