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The Court of the Empress Josephine

By De Saint-Amand, Imbert

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Title: The Court of the Empress Josephine  
Author: De Saint-Amand, Imbert
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Excerpt: I. THE BEGINNING OF THE EMPIRE. ?Two?thirds of my life is passed, why should I so distress myself about what remains? The most brilliant fortune does not deserve all the trouble I take, the pettiness I detect in myself, or the humiliations and shame I endure; thirty years will destroy those giants of power which can be seen only by raising the head; we shall disappear, I who am so petty, and those whom I regard so eagerly, from whom I expected all my greatness. The most desirable of all blessings is repose, seclusion, a little spot we can call our own.? When La Bruyere expressed himself so bitterly, when he spoke of the court ?which satisfies no one,? but ?prevents one from being satisfied anywhere else,? of the court, ?that country where the joys are visible but false, and the sorrows hidden, but real,? he had before him the brilliant Palace of Versailles, the unrivalled glory of the Sun King, a monarchy which thought itself immovable and eternal. What would he say in this century when dynasties fail like autumn leaves, and it takes much less than thirty years to destroy the giants of power; when the exile of to?day repeats to the exile of the morrow the motto of the churchyard: Hodie mihi, eras tibi? What would this Christian philosopher say at a time when royal and imperial palaces have been like caravansaries through which sovereigns have passed like travellers, when their brief resting?places have been consumed by the blaze of petroleum and are now but a heap of ashes?

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Table of Contents: The Court of the Empress Josephine, 1 -- Imbert de Saint?Amand, 1 -- I. THE BEGINNING OF THE EMPIRE, 2 -- II. JOURNEY TO THE BANKS OF THE RHINE, 7 -- III. THE POPE'S ARRIVAL AT FONTAINEBLEAU, 10 -- IV. THE PREPARATIONS FOR THE CORONATION, 13 -- V. THE CORONATION, 16 -- VI. THE DISTRIBUTION OF FLAGS, 21 -- VII. THE FESTIVITIES, 24 -- VIII. THE ETIQUETTE OF THE IMPERIAL PALACE, 28 -- IX. HOUSEHOLD OP THE EMPRESS, 32 -- X. NAPOLEON'S GALLANTRIES, 35 -- XI. THE POPE AT THE TUILERIES, 36 -- XII. THE JOURNEY IN ITALY, 39 -- XIII. THE CORONATION AT MILAN, 42 -- XIV. THE FESTIVITIES AT GENOA, 46 -- XV. DURING THE CAMPAIGN OF AUSTERLITZ, 47 -- XVI. THE MARRIAGE OF PRINCE EUGENE, 53 -- XVII. PARIS IN THE BEGINNING OF 1806, 59 -- XVIII. THE MARRIAGE OF THE PRINCE OF BADEN, 61 -- XIX. THE NEW QUEEN OF HOLLAND, 64 -- XX. THE EMPRESS AT MAYENCE, 67 -- XXI. THE RETURN OF THE EMPRESS TO PARIS, 74 -- XXII. THE DEATH OF THE YOUNG NAPOLEON, 79 -- XXIII. THE END OF THE WAR, 82 -- XXIV. THE EMPEROR'S RETURN, 85 -- XXV. THE COURT AT FONTAINEBLEAU, 88 -- XXVI. THE END OF THE YEAR, 1807, 93 -- The Court of the Empress Josephine -- i

 

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