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1834. Excerpt: ... Napoleon by Maria Louisa, under whose care it
was fitted up with every luxury and convenience that could be
imagined; and contained, besides the usual requisites for a
dressing-box, most of which were solid gold, a magnificent
breakfast service, with platen, candlesticks, knives, forks,
spoons--a spirit.lamp, for making breakfast in the carriage--gold
cast for Napoleons--gold wash-hand basin; a variety of essence
bottles, perfumes--and an almost infinite variety of articles, down
to pins, needles, thread, nd silk. Each of these were fitted into
recesses, most ingeniously contrived, and made in the solid wood in
which hey were packed together, and many within each other, 'a such
a narrow space, that, on seeing them arranged it appeared
impossible for them ever to he put in so small a 'ompass: --at the
bottom of this toilet box, in divided reesses, were found two
thousand gold Napoleons; on the op, writing materials, looking
glass, combs, &c.-?.a Jt. usur case which had two bottles, one
with Malaga wine, he other rum, a silver Sandwich box, containing a
plate, knives, spoons, paper and salt boxes, mustard pot, decaner,
glasses, &c.--a wardrobe, writing desk, maps, teleicopes, arms,
&c.--a large silver chronometer, by which iie watches of the
army were regulated, two merino mattrasses, a green velvet
travelling cap--also a diamond aead-dress (tiara, ) hat, sword,
uniform, an imperial mantie, &c. fee. A SINGULAR STORY. While I
was in the country, says Madame de Montier, t in one of her
letters, I chanced to fall in company with a good friar, eighty
years of age, who related to me the following story. About forty
years ago he was sent for to a highwayman, to prepare him for
death. They shut him up in a small chapel with the malefactor, and
while he was making eve
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