"And I the Duc de Beaufort by his white plume of ostrich feathers." "They are coming, full gallop; the prince is with them ah! he is leaving them!" "They are beating the rappel!" cried Chatillon; "we must discover what is going on." In fact, they saw the soldiers running to their arms; the trumpets sounded; the drums beat; the Duc de Beaufort drew his sword.
The wicket was open, for until compline ingress and egress was free; nevertheless, there was a sentry on duty, an arquebusier, who paced slowly up and down whistling the "Rappel d'Aunis," stopping only to exchange some barrack-room badinage with every serving-wench who, as she went out or came in, found a moment or so to spare for him.
Coppée had striven to simplify language; he had versified the street cries, Achetez la France, le Soir, le Rappel; he had sought to give utterance to humble sentiments as in "Le Petit Epicier de Montrouge," the little grocer qui cassait le sucre avec mélancolie; Richepin had boldly and frankly adopted the language of the people in all its superb crudity.
Towards dusk the rappel the signal for the National Guard to muster had been beaten in the streets, and soon many soldiers of that body might be seen, escorted by men in blouses carrying their guns, while the National Guards, unarmed, were shouting and singing. All Tuesday, February 22, the affair was a mere riot.
Lieverlé, what is the matter? what have you found now?" Unfortunately Fox and Rappel were beginning to tire; they sank deeper in the snow and no longer neighed joyfully. And added to this the endless mazes of the Black Forest wearied us too.
Of course there had been arrests and incarcerations, and the "Intransi- geant" and the "Rappel" were filled with the echoes of the explosion. The tone of these organs is rarely edifying, and it had never been less so than on this occasion. I wondered, as I looked through them, whether I was losing all my radicalism; and then I wondered whether, after all, I had any to lose.
Of course there had been arrests and incarcerations, and the Intransigeant and the Rappel were filled with the echoes of the explosion. The tone of these organs is rarely edifying, and it had never been less so than on this occasion. I wondered as I looked through them whether I was losing all my radicalism; and then I wondered whether, after all, I had any to lose.
I am printing my play, you will get it towards the end of the week. I am jumped on on all sides! le Figaro and le Rappel; it is complete! Those people to whom I lent money or for whom I did favors call me an idiot. I have never had less nerves. I recall the first night of Villemer, which was a triumph, and the first night of Don Juan de Village, which was a failure.
We have taken it into our heads that the German army, Count Bismarck, the Crown Prince, and all the Generals of the Corps d'Armée are in favour of peace, and the only obstacle to its being at once concluded lies in the obstinacy of the Monarch, whom we usually term "that mystic drunkard." The Rappel contains the report of a meeting which was held last night of all the Republican Committees.
The music ceased at nine, and a company of soldiers marched to the drum around the frontiers of the gardens, to notify all who were in it that the gates must soon close. "What very fine drumming," I said to my companion. "Yes," he replied, "but you should hear a night rappel. I heard it often in the days of the June fight.