Louis XVII: His Life, His Suffering, His Death, the Captivity of the Royal Family in the Temple, Volum 2

Harper & Brothers, 1855

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Side 444 - Emperor of the French, King of Italy, Protector of the Confederation of the Rhine, Mediator of the Swiss Confederation.
Side 315 - Take comfort," said the child ; "I shall not suffer always!" Gomin knelt down, that he might be nearer to him. "The child took his hand, and pressed it to his lips. The pious heart of Gomin prompted an ardent prayer — one of those prayers that misery wrings from man, and love sends up to God. The child did not let go the faithful hand that still remained to him, and raised his eyes to heaven while Gomin prayed for him.
Side 320 - The event is not of the least importance," they repeated, several times over ; " the police commissary of the section will come and receive the declaration of the decease; he will acknowledge it, and proceed to the interment without any ceremony; and the committee will give the necessary directions." As they withdrew, some officers of the Temple guard asked to see the remains of little Capet. Damont having observed that the guard would not permit the bier to pass without its being opened, the deputies...
Side 133 - ... counsel who had been assigned to her terminated their short and interrupted defence, the President asked her whether she had anything to add. She said : — ' For myself, nothing — for your consciences, much ! I was a Queen, and you dethroned me — I was a wife, and you murdered my husband — I was a mother, and you have torn my children from me — I have nothing left but my blood — make haste to take it.
Side 137 - I know how much pain the child must have caused you. Forgive him, my dear sister; think of his age, and how easy it is to make a child say whatever one...
Side 170 - The door of communication between the two was cut down, " so as to leave it breast-high, fastened with nails and screws, and grated from top to bottom with bars of iron. Half-way up was placed a shelf, on which the bars opened, forming a sort of wicket, closed by other moveable bars, and fastened with an enormous padlock. By this wicket his coarse food was passed in to little Capet, and it was on the ledge that he had to put whatever he wanted to send away.
Side 60 - ... them which was likely to enlarge their misery. But the subtlest human foresight cannot tell what a day may bring forth. Unthought of, and unsuspected by the prisoners of the Temple, on the 1st of July, 1793, appears the following decree : " The Committee of Public Safety decrees that the son of Capet be separated from his mother, and committed to the charge of a tutor, to be chosen by the Council-General of the Commune.
Side 316 - Since you knelt down. Do you not hear it ? Listen! Listen!" And the child, with a nervous motion, raised his faltering hand, as lie opened his large eyes, illuminated by ecstatic delight.
Side 300 - At last he suffered so much that it was no longer possible for him to walk, and his keeper carried him about, sometimes on the platform, and sometimes in the little tower, where the royal family had lived at first. But the slight improvement to his health occasioned by the change of air scarcely compensated for the pain which his fatigue gave him.
Side 316 - I hope you are not in pain just now ? " " Oh, yes, I am still in pain, but not nearly so much, — the music is so beautiful!" Now there was no music to be heard, either in the Tower or anywhere near. Gomin, astonished, said to him, " From what direction do you hear this music?" " From above !

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