journal of a tour in the netherlands in the autumn of 1815

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: us, but few of them could obtain room. Mrs. Vardon had been here before and knew the landlady, so that she secured beds for our united party. The public room is gaily fitted up with paper representing East Indian scenery, and good of its kind—a sort of panorama, which reminded Mr. Nash of the country wherein he had spent so many years. Supt at the table d'hote, where some fine people, women as well as men, came after the play. Tuesday, Sept. 26. The King of France's suite were at this hotel. The landlord spoke of the King's apathy in a manner which implied much indignation, though he expressed none. "He ate well and drank well," were his words, " while everything was at stake." When the officer arrived with tidings of the victory the King was asleep, and his attendants said that he must not be disturbed ; but Lord , who brought the news, insisted upon seeing him immediately. The Prince of Orange has won the hearts of thepeople by the part he bore at Waterloo. He is a brave gar$on, they say, and they frankly add that they care not how soon his father may please to die and make way for him. A boy here was quite shocked when Mrs. Vardon, forming her opinion from a portrait, observed that the Prince was like his Mother. "Ah, non, madame, ellc est si vilaine, die est si laide!"" He could not bear that his hero should not be thought beautiful as well as brave. His wound tells greatly in his favour. The wish here is that he may marry an English Princess, not a Russian, as is now talked of. Our Landlord says that they can never do enough for the English. This place was in the utmost alarm on the sixteenth and the two succeeding days. He had sent off part of his property and had packed up all he could for removal, being certain that if the French were victorious his house would...
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