Within Royal Palaces: A Brilliant and Charmingly Written Inner Life View of Emperors, Kings, Queens, Princes, and Princesses ...

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Union Publishing Company, 1892 - 630 pÓgines
 

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PÓgina 143 - Mightiest of all the beasts of chase, That roam in woody Caledon, Crashing the forest in his race, The Mountain Bull comes thundering on. Fierce, on the hunter's quiver'd band, He rolls his eyes of swarthy glow, Spurns, with black hoof and horn, the sand, And tosses high his mane of snow.
PÓgina 129 - — but they are prepared to go many lengths to obtain, and after that to retain the special favor and good will of the genial despot. The Prince, who is the essence of good nature, seldom repels these gushing demonstrations of the dame, and the result is that fresh stories are hinted forth to the effect that the Lady A, or Mrs. B, has become another victim of His Royal Highness's depravity. Many persons on reading this will feel disposed to interrupt me with the remark, " But what about Lady Mordaunt?...
PÓgina 202 - The succession to the throne of Roumania, in the event of the King remaining childless, was settled by Art. 83 of the Constitution, upon his elder brother, Prince Leopold of HohenzollernSigmaringen, who renounced his rights in favour of his son Prince Ferdinand, the act having been registered by the Senate in October, 1880.
PÓgina 186 - Napoleon in 1805, and of Emp. Ferdinand I. in 1838. It consists of a broad hoop of gold adorned with precious stones, round the interior of which is a thin strip of iron, said to have been made from a nail of the true Cross brought by the empress Helena from Palestine.
PÓgina 164 - Her pleadings were in vain. rmberto's is an honest nature, that does not love these subterfuges. Seeing petition •was in vain, the Queen had recourse to stratagem. She caused a quantity of fine hair-dye to be sent from Paris and put in the King's dressing-room, together with directions for its use, making, however, no allusion to the subject. The King, too, said nothing, though he could not fail to see the pigments. Now the Queen has a large white poodle of which she is very fond. What was her...
PÓgina 108 - ... of the Royal Arms, richly embroidered upon velvet; a collar of SS, with two portcullises of silver gilt; a gold chain, with a badge of his office; and...
PÓgina 109 - Earl-Marshal is among the highest and oldest. He is the eighth great officer of State, and is the only Earl who is an Earl by virtue of his office. The Lord Steward is another holder of a slip from the sceptre. He has a white wand as an emblem of his authority under the Crown. He is supposed to have the sole direction of the Queen's household, and receives $10,000 a year, though except on State occasions he is not required at Court, the practical functions of his office being discharged by the resident...
PÓgina 157 - ... an umbrella, nor does he shrink from standing for hours, if need be, under the scorching rays of the sun on the occasion of some popular fete, mocking at those who seek shade and shelter.
PÓgina 554 - The dining hall, scented as with dreamy incenses, and lighted with mellow wax candles, the soft brilliancy of which would have entranced even Lucullus, had he been throned there on his ivory chair, was a sight to be remembered.
PÓgina 164 - Queen's half barbarian love of precious stones, adds annually a string to the precious necklet, until it now descends far below her waist, and has really lost some of its elegant and decorative character. Malicious tongues whisper that the Queen so clings to this adornment because it hides a tendency to goitre with which she is afflicted, in common with many Savoyards. A very cordial friendship exists between King and Queen ; and the former relies...

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