Marie Louise and the Decadence of the Empire

Marie Louise and the Decadence of the Empire

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Marie Louise and the Decadence of the Empire

Marie Louise and the Decadence of the Empire

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MARIE LOUISE, after her triumphal progress to Prague, reached the Palace of Saint Cloud on her return July 18, 1812, and her arrival was announced by the cannon of the Invalides. This paragraph appeared in the Moniteur of the 21st: "Paris, July 21st. A vast crowd took advantage of the beautiful weather yesterday to visit Saint Cloud and the neighboring country. At six in the afternoon the Empress drove through the park in a barouche. When Her Majesty and the King of Rome appeared, warm cheers broke out on all sides, and accompanied Her Majesty all the way." Sunday, July 26, the Empress received, after mass at the palace, in the Apollo Gallery, the great bodies of state and persons who had been presented at court; then going into the ball-room, she gave audience, with her accustomed grace, to the princes who held high positions, the . . .

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