Excerpt from Fifty Years' Recollections, Vol. 2 of 3: Liberty and Personal, With Observation on Men and Things The triumphal arches were erecting to greet the entrance of the too ted Duchess de Berry, just married to the Duke. We stayed three or four days only in Paris. Returning, via Pontoise, we again dined off our former fare, with mixed company, including two or three British officers. We sat at table too long to think of proceeding, slept, and finding my friend would t move the next morning, I rode home alone. He had met an old Peninsular brother officer. In two days, my companion returned, riding his horse so hard in a burning August day, that it died in consequence. It was the last of four he had taken with him to Spain. Had the horse been mine, I should never have forgiven myself, for it was a ble animal. The crown and people of France, the creatures of revolutionary progress, stood high in the hopes and fears of Europe at that moment. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.