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The History of Hortense; Daughter of Josephine, Queen of Holland, Mother of Napoleon III. (Paperback) Loot Price: R401
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The History of Hortense; Daughter of Josephine, Queen of Holland, Mother of Napoleon III. (Paperback): John Stevens Cabot Abbott
The History of Hortense; Daughter of Josephine, Queen of Holland, Mother of Napoleon III. (Paperback): John Stevens Cabot Abbott

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The History of Hortense; Daughter of Josephine, Queen of Holland, Mother of Napoleon III. (Paperback)

John Stevens Cabot Abbott

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1870. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Visits the Baths of Geisa. Chapter VIII. Peaceful Days, Yet Sad. S the spring of the year 1816 opened upon Europe, Hortense was found residing undisturbed, with her son, Louis Napoleon, in their secluded home upon the shores of Lake Constance. The Allies seemed no longer disposed to disturb her. Still, she had many indications that she was narrowly watched. She was much cheered by a visit which she made to her brother at Berg, on the Wurmsee, where she was received with that warmth of affection which her wounded heart so deeply craved. Her health being still very frail, she, by the advice of her physicians, spent the heat of summer at the baths of Geiss, among the mountains of Appenzell. Her son, Louis Napoleon, was constantly with her. Nearly the whole attention of the mother was devoted to his education. She had the general superintendence of all his studies, teaching him herself drawing and dancing, often listening to his recitations and "Watchfulness of the Allies. guiding his reading. Her own highly-cultivated mind enabled her to do this to great advantage. The young prince read aloud to his mother in the evenings, the selections being regulated in accordance -with his studies in geography or history. Saturday Hortense devoted the entire day to her son, reviewing all the reading and studies of the week. In addition to the Abbe* Bertrand, another teacher was employed, M. Lebas, a young professor of much distinction from the Normal School of Paris. Thus the summer and autumn of 1816 passed tranquilly away. But the eagle eye of the Bourbons was continually upon Hortense. They watched every movement she made, she could not leave her home, or receive a visit from any distinguished stranger, without exciting their alarm. Their uneasiness at length became so great tha...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: John Stevens Cabot Abbott
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 70
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-78615-0
Barcode: 9781150786150
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-150-78615-9

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