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sprang upon his horse and hurried to the field, as if more impatient to finish the day than anxious how it should be finished.
This singular conversation came at last to the most delicate of all topics,— the conduct of the Prince himself at Hamburg; and, as I had made up my mind upon the subject in Germany, I suppose she perceived my impression in spite of me, for she said that, as she should like to have me know the truth, she would send me the Marshal's defence.
Just at this moment the thing imposing in his air and manner, though perhaps it is nothing more than the remains of the command he exercised so long.
With this there was politeness and even an air of mildness, that surprised me not a little in the man who commanded at Hamburg in 1813.
In conversation he seemed moderate, talked freely on all subjects but politics; . . . . but, on leaving him, I remembered very little he had said, except that, in alluding to the troubles in South America, he said almost impatiently, J