Court of Napoleon, The  by FB Goodrich 1856 Thrid Edition
Court of Napoleon, The  by FB Goodrich 1856 Thrid Edition
Court of Napoleon, The  by FB Goodrich 1856 Thrid Edition
Court of Napoleon, The  by FB Goodrich 1856 Thrid Edition
Court of Napoleon, The  by FB Goodrich 1856 Thrid Edition
Court of Napoleon, The  by FB Goodrich 1856 Thrid Edition
Court of Napoleon, The  by FB Goodrich 1856 Thrid Edition
Court of Napoleon, The  by FB Goodrich 1856 Thrid Edition
Court of Napoleon, The  by FB Goodrich 1856 Thrid Edition
Court of Napoleon, The  by FB Goodrich 1856 Thrid Edition

Court of Napoleon, The by FB Goodrich 1856 Thrid Edition

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Court of Napoleon, The by FB Goodrich 1856 Thrid Edition
The Court of Napoleon by FB Goodrich
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416 pages
Copyright 1856 (m dccc lviii)
Chapter I                                                                                                                                                                           The Women of the Revolution-The Girondines and the Scaffold-Theroigne de Mericourt and the Mountain-Madame Tallien and Jesephine-Napoleon as the Reformer of Society     17
Chapter II                                                                                                                                      Lucile Duplessis and Canillle Desmoulins  Jesus Christ the Sans-culotte  Luciles Prayer  Her Death and Character   Charlotte Corday   Her Journey to Paris   Her Arrest, trial and Execution  Her Fifteen Portraits  Her Character as judged by History    21
Chapter III                                                                                                                                                   The Furies of the Guillotine   The Firs Sans-culottes  Theroigne de Mericourt  An Amazon at the Invalides  Her Address to the Club des Cordeliers  A Royalist Caricature  Olympe de Gouges   Madame Toland  Her Precocity  Her Marriage and Removal to Paris  Her Association with the Girondins  Her Arrest and Condemnation   34
Chapter IV                                                                                                                                          Society under the Directory   Divorce  Burial of the Dead  Dancing Gardens   Frascati and Tivoli  Supremacy of Matter  National Bankruptcy  Famine  Two Million Francs for a Waistcoat  The Cascade of Discredit   Voltaires God-daughter in Danger of Starving  Pamphlets, Caricatures and Fans   50
Chapter V                                                                                                                                   Fashions of the Terror and Directory   Classic Nudities  Iphigenia and the Vestal Virgins in Paris  Fatal Consequences   Cravats, Smallclothes, and a new Pronunciation  Magazines of Fashion   62
CHAPTER VI                                                                                                                                 ThCabarrus-Her Marriage with M. de Fontenay-Tallien at Bordeaux-The Pro-Consul exercises Clemency-Thand Josephine in Prison together-Their Signatures still visible upon the Walls-The Fall of Robespierre-Josephine's Letter to Madame Tallien-Barras and Josephine-The Anecdote of Sempronia-The Green Dominos-Rose Thermidor-Public Disapprobation,   68
CHAPTER VII                                                                                                                              France prepared for a social Change-Bonaparte lands at Frhailed as a Deliverer from Anarchy-A Deputy dies of sudden Joy-Bonaparte arrives at Paris-The Purpose of this Volume,  - 81
CHAPTER VIII                                                                                                                                      The Revival of Manners-Bonaparte urges his Officers to Marry-An Invasion of new Faces -The first Ladies of Honor-The Households of Josephine, of Bonaparte, his Mother and Sisters-The First Reception at the Tuileries-The consular Court established-The Fashions of the Period,   85
CHAPTER IX                                                                                                                               Religion during the Revolution-Napoleon a Mahometan in Egypt, a Catholic in France-The Concordat and the Te Deum-Eighty Ladies present at the Ceremony-A disrespectful Audience-Epigrams-The Curate of St. Roch and the Danseuse-The Clergy are refractory-Mass at St. Cloud-The Restoration of the Saints to the Calendar,    95
CHAPTER X                                                                                                                                       A Courtship and Marriage under Bonaparte-General Junot and M'lle de Permon-The Offer-Consultation with Bonaparte-A singular Obstacle-The Trousseau and Corbeille-The Bride's Toilet-The Ceremony-Bonaparte wagers with Josephine upon the sex of the First-Born--The Baptism of M'lle Junot,   106
CHAPTER XI                                                                                                                                         An Evening at Madame RCompany-The Programme-Talma as Othello-A Gavotte rehearsed-The Wild Boy of the Aveyron-A rustic Wedding-An amateur Performance by Madame de StaMidnight Supper-A Sentiment by the Prussian Ambassador,   117
CHAPTER XII                                                                                                                         Bonaparte projects the Legion of Honor-The first Conversation concerning it-The Argument and the Vote-Epigrams and counterfeit Decorations--The Artists, Scientific and Literary Men admitted-Lafayette-The Grand Eagle-Goethe-Young Lafayette-Picard, Talma and Crescentini-Madame de Genlis-Hubert Goffin-Caricatures-The Effect of the Order upon Society,   123
CHAPTER XIII                                                                                                                                 The Empire proclaimed-Attitude of the People-Jests upon the rapid Fortunes of the Bonapartes-The Clamor for Office-Bonapartists, Bourbons and Jacobins-Mock Receptions-Napoleon's Irritation-Brunet and Napoleon's Bust-The Court Journal-Extravagance, 188
CHAPTER XIV                                                                                                                          Madame Rof her Personal Appearance-Her Character-FouchProposal-Caroline Bonaparte an Accomplice-Madame RBanishment-Her Wanderings in England, Italy and Switzerland-The Prince of Prussia and the Duke of Wellington in love with her-Canova's Bust of Dante's Beatrice-The Inconsistencies in her Character-Napoleon's Rejection of the Cooperation of Women,   144
CHAPTER XV                                                                                                                               The Code of Etiquette-The Grand Marshal-Governors of the Palaces-Prefects-Chamberlains-Grand Master of the Horse-The Pages-The Aids-de-Camp-Grand Master of Ceremonies-The Palace of the Tuileries-Its Divisions and Apartments-Meals-Punctilio at Table-Napoleon's Opinion on Eating in Public,    157
CHAPTER XVI                                                                                                                                                      The Members of Napoleon's Imperial Household-The Almoners ; Chamberlains ; Marshals; Masters of the Horse and Hounds; Intendants; Physicians; Surgeons-The Subordinate Service-Napoleon's Fondness for Etiquette-Its Consequences,   168
CHAPTER XVII                                                                                                                                     The Household of the Empress Josephine-Prince Ferdinand de Rohan-General Nansouty--The Duchess d'Aiguillon-Madame de Larochefoucauld-Madame de Lavalette-Madame Gazani-M'Ile Avrillon-Georgette Ducrest-The Pages, Ushers, Valets, Footmen-Josephine's Extravagance and consequent Quarrels with Napoleon-Talleyrand and Bourrienne the Mediators between them-The Beauties of the Court-The Household of Madame Mere,   175
CHAPTER XVIII                                                                                                                                                                                                      Pauline Bonaparte-Her early Loves-Her Marriage with General Leclerc-The Expedition to St. Domingo-The Widow's Weeds-Don Camillo BorghScene at St. Cloud -The Statue of Venus Victorious-Pauline's Household at Neuilly-Her Receptions-Her Sedan Chair-Her Taste in Dress-M. Jules de Canouville-Pauline's Impertinence to Marie Louise-IIer Banishment-Her Visit to Napoleon at Elba-Her Appeal to Lord Liverpool-Her Death at Florence,   187
CHAPTER XIX                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Literature under Napoleon-Oriani and Corneille-Bcrnardin dSt. Pierre-Chde StaInstitute-Napoleon's favorite Authors-His Treatment of Literary Men-The Censorship--Ducis-Lemercier-Encouragement extended to Literature and the Sciences-Non-bestowal of the Awards-Liberty of the Press-An Apology for the Penury of Letters under Napoleon-Literature under Napoleon III.,    208
CHAPTER XX                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Madame de StaInfancy and Education-Her Marriage-Her Personal Appearance-The Revolution-Her First Meeting and Conversation with Bonaparte-Interview with Josephine-Her Portrait and Character-Her Repartees-Exile-Delphine-Auguste de Staand Napoleon-Private Theatricals-Corinne-Police Interference-Travels in Foreign Countries-Her Illness and Death-Effect of Napoleon's Persecution upon the Literary Position of Madame de Sta,    224
CHAPTER XXI                                                                                                                               Liberty of the Press-The Moniteur-Official Bulletins-Registry of Marriages-Suppression of Newspapers-The British Press-Control of Public Opinion-Mutilated Editions of the Classics-Dramatic Censorship-Edward in Scotland-Lax Criticism-Josephine and Cadet-Roussel-Violation of the Mails-The Dark Closet-Napoleon's Correspondents-Napoleon and Public Opinion,   243
CHAPTER XXII                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Elisa Bonaparte-Her Marriage and Residence at Paris-Her Government of Lucca-Baron Capelle-Paganini-Elisa in Tuscany-Her Exile and Death-Caroline Bonaparte-Her Marriage with Murat-Her Portrait-Intrigue with General Junot-Murat's Military Dress-The Throne of Naples-Caroline's Exile and Death,   259
CHAPTER XXIII                                                                                                                                 Science under Napoleon-The Institute-Speculation and Theory-Progress of Physical Science-Mathematics-Chemistry applied to the Arts-Chaptal, Cuvier, Jussieu, Geoffroy St. Hilaire, Volta, Fulton-The Gregorian Calendar restored-The Republican Year-The Decimal System-Dr. Gall-Maelzel's Automaton--The Comet of 1811-Napoleon's Influence upon Science,   272
CHAPTER XXIV                                                                                                                             Hortense de Beauharnais-Her Education-Talent for Amateur Theatricals-Calumny-A Maniac Lover-Duroc-Louis Bonaparte-Official Poetry-The Throne of Holland-Death of Napoleon-Charles-Birth of Louis Napoleon and de Morny-Hortense at Aix ; at Malmaison; at the Court of Louis XVIII.-The Return of Napoleon-The Necklace-Chateau of Arenenbera Death and Will of Queen Hortense-Education and Life of de Morny-Modern French Biography,   282
CHAPTER XXV                                                                                                                                      The Art of Painting under Louis XIV.-Watteau-Painting under Louis XV.-Boucher-Napoleon and David-The Picture of the Coronation-Cardinal Caprara and his Wig-The Portrait of Napoleon and the Marquis of Douglas-David's Coat of Arms-G-Isabey- Gros-The Plague of Jaffa-Napoleon and Desgenettes-GSpoliation of Italy-Foreign Works of Art at the Louvre-Their Restoration by the Allies-Sculpture under Napoleon-Canova at Paris-His Interview with Napoleon-Houdon-ChaudetMusic during the Empire -MInfluence upon Art,   297
CHAPTER XXVI                                                                                                                        Astrology during the Empire-M'lle Lenormand-IIer first Prophecy-Her Education and Choice of Studies-Predictions made to Mirabeau, M'lle Montansier, Bernadotte, Murat, Robespierre, St. Just-The Horoscope of Josephine-Napoleon-Mlle Lenormand's Cabinet of Consultation -Her Prediction to Madame de Stael-Her Arrest, Interrogatory and Release-Predictions to Horace Vernet, Potier, Alexander and Von Malchus-Her Adventures in Brussels-Her Works-Her Death and Character-Her Faith in her own Powers-The Processes to which she had Recourse-Hermann the Soothsayer-An Intrigue at the Tuileries, . . . 318
CHAPTER XXVII                                                                                                                        Napoleon's Early Loves-Mlle du Colombier-M'Ile EugClary-Madame de Permon Josephine-Her Education and First Marriage-Separation from her Husband-Josephine and Barras-Josephine's Marriage with Napoleon-The Honeymoon at Milan-M. Charles-Bonaparte's return from Egypt-His quarrel and reconciliation with Josephine-The conduct of the latter during the Consulate-Her Jealousies-Her proposal to resort to a Political Fraud -The Divorce-Josephine at Malmaison and Navarre-Her Death-Misapprehensions in regard to her Character-Reasons for this Misapprehension-French views of Private Character-Marie Louise-IIer Youth and Education-The Overtures of Napoleon-A Marriage by proxy-Journey to Paris-Proceedings upon the Bavarian Frontier-The first interview of Napoleon and Marie Louise-The Marriage-Organization of the Household-Adventures of M. Biennais, M. Pa, and M. Leroy-Birth of the King of Rome-The Russian Campaign-The Treaty of Fontainebleau-Marie Louise at Blois-Her life at Parma-The Count de Neipperg-Death of Marie Louise-Napoleon's Ignorance of her Conduct,    334
CHAPTER XXVIII                                                                                                                      Napoleon's Manners towards Women-Grace Ingersoll, the Belle of New Haven-Her Marriage and Transfer to the Court of the Tuileries-Her Presentation to Napoleon-His Amiable Speech-Death of Grace Ingersoll-Her Two Daughters-Madame de Chevreuse-Her Epigrams and Smart Speeches-Her Persecution by Napoleon-Her Exile and Death-The Journey to Cythera-Napoleon appointed Doorkeeper-Madame Charpentier-A Scene in the Gallery of Diana-Madame FourConnection with Napoleon-Her Divorce and Second Marriage-Napoleon's Estimate of Women-His Opinions upon Love-" How many Children have you ?"-Perpetual Vows-Madame Regnault de St. Jean d'Angely-Napoleon's Speech to her-IIer Reply-Napoleon expresses Regret at St. Helena, 366
CHAPTER XXIX                                                                                                                                 The Drama under Napoleon-Imperial Patronage of Actors-The Decree of Moscow-Epigrams upon this Decree-Talma-His Education and early Tastes-His First Appearance-Charles IX.-Talma a Girondin-Talma and Napoleon-Character of Talma's Genius-Criticisms of the Emperor-Talma at Erfurth-His Letter to John Kemble-His two Marriages-His Death-Lafon-Fleury-St. Prix-M'lle Mars-Character of her Talent-The Mysterious Ring-Political Constancy of M'lle Mars-M'lle Duchesnois-M'lle Georges-Circumstances attending her Birth-Her Infant Performances-Her First Appearance-Stage Riots-M'lle Georges and Lucien Bonaparte-M'lle Georges and Napoleon-She Visits St. Petersburg, Stockholm and Dresden-The Romantic School of Modern Dramatic Literature,   383
CHAPTER XXL                                                                                                                             Features of Society under Napoleon-Mystification : the Princess Dolgoroucky and the Institute-Cafunder the Empire-Gastronomy-Conversation-Effect of Official Eulogy upon the French Language-Affectation and Exaggeration-The Soldier in Society-Epigrams, Jests and Libels-Moreau and the Legion of Honor-Napoleon's Mother and the Pope nicknamed-Napoleon and the Beet-root-Puns at the expense of Marie Louise--Desertion of Napoleon-The Race of Apostasy-Adhesion and Renunciation-The allied Sovereigns at the Theatre-Defection in the Army-Napoleon's Fall hailed as a Deliverance-Conclusion,   405
MADAME R,  381
ALTHOUGH numerous volumes have been written upon Napoleon in this country, there is none whose purpose is to give a general view of his influence upon society. His career has been regarded as exclusively military and political, and to these topics historians and essayists have principally directed their labors. Nor has there been, even in France, a methodical treatise, presenting a delineation of manners and morals under the Empire, at the same time tracing their connection with the court, and noting the effect produced by the Emperor and his system upon the society he had created. It is the object, therefore, of this volume to fill an obvious void, and thus to supply a practical test of the character and influence of Napoleon I.
The name and fame of Napoleon have long since ceased in America to be connected with party interests or associations. Even the romance with which an inherent hero-worship has led us to invest his career, is visibly yielding to a scrutinizing curiosity which demands unadorned reality in place of sentimental fiction. This tendency is aided and accelerated by the contemplation of events now passing in France, where we see a new empire founded upon the souvenirs of the preceding one, and professing to be conceived in its image. To appreciate the present, it is essential to understand the past.
In giving to the public, therefore, the present volume, though it forms a part of the design of the publishers to offer a tasteful example of art, in the various departments coin the production of books, it is still the purpose, or at least the hope, of the author, to contribute something to the philosophy of history, in that portion of it which he has treated. It does not  enter into his plan to record the battles and the conquests of the Emperor, nor to describe his foreign policy or his domestic administration. It has been his simple purpose to represent him at home, in his court, and amongst his people; to chronicle his influence upon morals, manners, religion, art, science, literature-the fountains of public life and the basis of national character.
Impartiality is the first requisite in a work of this description, and the author has acted throughout under this conviction. That he has always fulfilled his design can hardly be assumed, though it is believed that every assertion of sufficient importance to require it, has been substantiated-by adequate reference. The critical reader will thus be able to test the accuracy of the representations made. This has been deemed the more necessary, as many topics are presented in a light somewhat different from that thrown upon them by popular opinion in this country.
The author may be permitted to add, that while he has thus carefully based his work upon authority, he has still further verified the views therein expressed, by personal observations made during a residence of eight years in France, and that under circumstances which permitted him to become acquainted with the opinions entertained by the French people themselves upon the subjects referred to. This experience has been in many cases of more value than a library of biographies.
With these remarks, the author and publishers submit " THE COURT OF NAPOLEON" to the candid judgment of the American public.

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