The Political And Occasional Poems of Winthrop Mackworth Praed

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: XIII. THE CORONATION OF CHARLES X. II. BHEIMS. [Marshal Lauriston, an old genera) of Napoleon, had adhered to the monarchy during the Hundred Days, and held at the Coronation the Court Office of Grand Veneur.?For Jloncey, see No. I. ?Chateaubriand had just been turned out of the ministry, was turning Liberal, and editing the Jourmal det Debati.?Villile, the 'head of the ultra-royalist party, was at this time President of the Council and Minister of Finance.?Percy, Duke of Northumberland, was accredited Ambassador Extraordinary from Great Britain to attend the Coronation ; his court suit was aid to be worth £75,000. Prince Esterhazy, famous for his jacket of diamonds, held a similar mission on behalf of Austria.?The blue paint, with which the Gothic mouldings of the old Cathedral were bedaubed for this cere


mony, is still (1886) to be seen upon them.? Charles X. kept his oath for a little less than fire yean.J "Wherefore come ye not to court? Certain 'us the rarest sport."?Slctltm.' " God save the king 1"?What God J What king: In sooth it hardly matters ; For Fortune is a fickle thing, And as she builds she batters, The world goes round; the daintiest guest May live to gnaw the platters, And he that wears the purple vest May wear the rags and tatters Some other day. An exile looked with signs of grief Upon his foreign letters, And sighed?" Now hang the little thief 1 He bullies all his betters ! " The dirge is shifted for the dance, The creditors are debtors, The exile reigns in merry France, The bully dies in fetters, Alas the day 1 Rheims 1 midwife of French Royalty 1 In thy age-hallowed towers Reviving Aristocracy Sits garlanded with flowers ; And Order smiles her placid smile In spite of Satan's powers, And sweet Rel... --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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