Memoirs of Karoline Bauer: From the German, Volumen2

Remington & Company, 1885

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Página 222 - FAMED for contemptuous breach of sacred ties, By headless Charles see heartless Henry lies ; Between them stands another sceptred thing — It moves, it reigns — in all but name, a king : Charles to his people, Henry to his wife, — In him the double tyrant starts to life : Justice and death have mix'd their dust in vain, Each royal vampire wakes to life again.
Página 221 - TO A LADY WEEPING." WEEP, daughter of a royal line, A Sire's disgrace, a realm's decay; Ah ! happy if each tear of thine Could wash a father's fault away ! Weep — for thy tears are Virtue's tears — Auspicious to these suffering isles ; And be each drop in future years Repaid thee by thy people's smiles ! March, 1812.
Página 177 - And I was not permitted to answer a single one of these unuttered questions. I was not in a position to chat harmlessly and frankly a la Karoline Bauer with these amiable people, as of course I should have been only too glad to have done. I durst not say : — I have from vanity, and idleness, and love of gain, forsaken my artistic sphere, which made me so happy, and have already regretted this a thousand times most bitterly. Advise, help me, that I may be free again, an artiste, once more the former...
Página 318 - With pride Christian Freiherr von Stockmar might apply to himself our Schiller's words : — Riihmend darfs der Deutsche sagen Hoher darf das Herz ihm schlagen, Selbst erschuf er sich den Werth ! But this pride, and his strongly developed selfsufficiency not rarely degenerated into haughtiness, wanton and despotic arbitrariness. Christian Stockmar loved Prince Leopold, his " most gracious master," sincerely, but yet not without some selfishness, though that selfishness was quite aloof from pecuniary...
Página 209 - My mother was wicked, but she would not have turned so wicked had not my father been much more wicked still! " Cousin Christian and Prince Leopold said that the Princess of Wales had not been quite guiltless as wife and woman; that she had liaison upon liaison, but that she would assuredly have been a faithful spouse and mother if the prince had been to her a faithful and loving husband. From despair...

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