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  • Title: The Luck of Barry Lyndon (Volume 2); A Romance of the Last Century
  • Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
  • ISBN: 9781154129540
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Paperback

  • The Luck of Barry Lyndon (Volume 2); A Romance of the Last Century By William Makepeace Thackeray This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book without typos from the publisher 1853 Not illustrated Excerpt THE LUCK OF BARRY LYNDON CHAPTER XIII The Princess s Tragedy More than twenty years after the events described in the past chapters I was walking with my Lady Lyndon inThis historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book without typos from the publisher 1853 Not illustrated Excerpt THE LUCK OF BARRY LYNDON CHAPTER XIII The Princess s Tragedy More than twenty years after the events described in the past chapters I was walking with my Lady Lyndon in the Rotunda at Kanelagh It was in the year 1790 the emigration from France had already commenced, the old counts and marquises were thronging to our shores, not starving and miserable, as one saw them a few years afterwards, but unmolested as yet, and bringing with them some token of their national splendour I was walking with Lady Lyndon, who, proverbially jealous and always anxious to annoy me, spied out a foreign lady who was evidently remarking me, and of course asked who was the hideous fat Dutchwoman who was leering at me so I knew her not in the least I felt I had seen the lady s face somewhere it was now, as my wife said, enormously fat and bloated , but I did not recognise in the bearer of that face one who had been among the most beautiful women in Germany in her day It was no other than Madame de Liliengarten, the mistress, or as some said the Morganatic wife, of the old Duke of W, Duke Victor s father She had left W a few months after the elder duke s demise, had gone to Paris, as I lieard, where some unprincipled adventurer had married her for her money but, however, had always retained her quasi royal title, and pretended, amidst the great laughter of the Parisians who frequented her house, to the honours and ceremonial of a sovereign s widow She had a throne erected in her state room, and was styled by her servants and those who wished to pay court to her, or borrow money from her, Altesse Report said she drank rather copiously certainly her face bore every mark of that habit, and had lost the rosy, frank, good humoured beauty which had charmed the sovereign who h
    William Makepeace Thackeray
    Thackeray, an only child, was born in Calcutta, India, where his father, Richmond Thackeray 1 September 1781 13 September 1815 , held the high rank of secretary to the board of revenue in the British East India Company His mother, Anne Becher 1792 1864 was the second daughter of Harriet and John Harman Becher and was also a secretary writer for the East India Company.William had been sent to England earlier, at the age of five, with a short stopover at St Helena where the imprisoned Napoleon was pointed out to him He was educated at schools in Southampton and Chiswick and then at Charterhouse School.See also enpedia wiki William_

    The Luck of Barry Lyndon (Volume 2); A Romance of the Last Century By William Makepeace Thackeray

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