The Duchess of Berry and the Court of Charles X

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XXVII
DIEPPE

DIEPPE has not forgotten the benefits received from the Duchess of Berry. It was this amiable Princess that made fashionable the pretty Normandy city and made it the most elegant bathing resort of Europe. She made five visits there, of several weeks each, in 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, and 1829.

The Duchess came for the first time to Dieppe some time before the death of Louis XVIII. She arrived the 29th of July, and left the 23d of August. She conceived immediately a passion for the picturesque town, as famous for its fine beach as for its smiling environs. The enthusiasm manifested for her by the inhabitants touched her. She said to the mayor: "Henri IV. was right when he called the Dieppois his good friends. I shall imitate my ancestor in his love for them."

The next year -- the year of the coronation -- Madame returned to her favorite city. She arrived there the 2d of August, 1825. More than twenty thousand persons were awaiting her at the boundary of the district, and her entry was triumphal. The

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • I - The Accession of Charles X 1
  • II - The Entry into Paris 11
  • III - The Tombs of Saint-Denis 20
  • IV - The Funeral of Louis XVIII 29
  • V - The King 41
  • VI - The Dauphin and Dauphiness 48
  • VII - Madame 58
  • VIII - The Orleans Family 72
  • IX - The Prince of CondÉ 81
  • X - The Court 90
  • XI - The Duke of Doudeauville 104
  • XII - The Household of the Duchess of Berry 114
  • XIII - The Preparations for the Coronation 123
  • XIV - The Coronation 139
  • XV - Close of the Sojourn at Rheims 152
  • XVI - The Re-Entrance into Paris 160
  • XVII - The Jubilee Of 166
  • XVIII - The Duchess of Gontaut 177
  • XIX - The Three Governors 187
  • XX- The Review of the National Guard 198
  • XXI - The First Disquietude 208
  • XXIII - The Journey in the West 224
  • XXIV- The Mary Stuart Ball 237
  • XXV - The Fine Arts 245
  • XXVI - The Theatre of Madame 257
  • XXVII - Dieppe 266
  • XXVIII - The Prince De Polignac 276
  • XXIX - General De Bourmont 286
  • XXX - The Journey in the South 292
  • Index 299
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