He set out from Trebona with three coaches, and a baggage train correspondent, and had an audience of the queen at Richmond towards the close of that year.
In telling a correspondent of the amusement with which he had been reading Shenstone's letters, he took occasion to characterize as vulgar and devoid of truth an anecdote told of his father, Lord Orford. This was the story that his father, "sitting in George's, was asked to contribute to a figure of himself that was to be beheaded by the mob.
'Madame La Grandemain' had to announce the death of her 'sister: the Prince, in a note to a pseudonymous correspondent, expresses his concern for 'poor Mademoiselle Luci. And so this girl, with her girlish mystery and romance, passes into the darkness from which she had scarcely emerged, carrying our regrets, for indeed she is the most sympathetic, of the women who, in these melancholy years, helped or hindered Prince Charles.
The following day all the baggage was placed aboard. Paul had three trunks which had been forwarded from Berlin. Dr. Willis, the English correspondent, observed that Paul passed a strong line through the handles of his trunks and secured each firmly one to the other. Then he tied a buoy to the end of the line. The doctor inquired why he did so. "Oh," answered Paul, "I always like to be prepared.
It is needless to say that they merely strengthened my resolution to see her at all hazards. I kissed the paper on which her hand had rested, and then I turned to the second letter. It contained the "invitation" to which my correspondent had alluded, and it was expressed in these terms: "Mr. Van Brandt presents his compliments to Mr.
The first bit of additional information was furnished by the press. A correspondent of one of the Boston dailies sent a brief dispatch to his paper describing the fighting at a certain point on the Allied front. A small detachment of American troops had taken part, with the French, in an attack on a village held by the enemy.
It would be easy enough, like the writer in the Outlook, to enjoy the pleasures and deny the perils. Oh what a happy place England would be to live in if only one did not love it! A correspondent has written me an able and interesting letter in the matter of some allusions of mine to the subject of communal kitchens.
The error was due, I believe, to our having no war correspondent on the spot. Compared with that on the plains between St. Marie and St. Privat, Gravelotte was but a cavalry skirmish. We were fortunate enough to meet a German artillery officer at St. Marie who had been in the action, and who kindly explained the distribution of the forces.
He had picked up somewhere a convenient expression, with which he rounded off every letter to his correspondent, "I was all," he said, "that a father could wish."
But I was on the spot; I knew all the movement the little detached corps, and I was under no apprehension. The editor of the Hamburg 'Correspondent' sent me every evening a proof of the number which was to appear next day, a favour which was granted only to the French Minister. On the 20th of November I received the proof as usual, and saw nothing objectionable in it.