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E.M. CC

THE ID L E R

IN

ITALY

BY THE COUNTESS OF BLESSINGTON.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:

HENRY COLBURN, PUBLISHER,

GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET.

1839.

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PRINTED BY W. WILCOCKSON, ROLLS BUILDINGS, FETTER LANE.

CONTENTS

OF THE

FIRST VOLUME.

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.

Dover. -Reflections—The Voyage Tribute to Neptune-Honey-moon

in the Channel-Love flies out of the Cabin-window Pages 1-2
CALAIS. -- French Comforts and Discomforts

3-6
ROUEN.—The Cathedral —Stained Glass not sufficiently used in Eng-

land-A Manuscript, the Work of thirty Years—Joan of Arc-
Corneille-Fontenelle-Anécdotes

7-11
St. GERMAIN-EN-LAYE.-James II. of England—Royal Ties of Con-

sanguinity disregarded --Forest of St. Germain-Mistresses of
Louis XIV. and XV.–Fair of St. Germain-French Facility of
Enjoyment

11-15
PARIS.—The Parisians—Baron Denon-His Versatility–His Anecdotes

of Napoleon-His amiable Egotism-My Birth-day-Winding up
the Clock !-Parisian Noises-English Discontent-French Women
more formed to be admired than loved-Frenchmen more general
in their Attentions than Englishmen-Masculine and Feminine
Accomplishments—La Cuisine Française-Anecdote of Garlic-
Give Anacreon Moore a bad Dinner–His Enjoyment of La Mon-
tagne Russe-His Temperament and Conversation-Servants less
able to bear Deprivations than their Masters—Generally more
troublesome than useful out of England-English make a Business
of Pleasure—The Louvre- Paintings -- Sculpture-A well-bred
Englishman-Departure.

15-43
FONTAINBLEAU.- Napoleon-Coulaincourt-Willow-trees . 43–46

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