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Romantic days in the early republic (1912) (14779926664)


Romantic days in the early republic (1912) (14779926664)



Identifier: romanticdaysinea02craw (find matches)
Title: Romantic days in the early republic
Year: 1912 (1910s)
Authors: Crawford, Mary Caroline, 1874-1932
Subjects: Cities and towns
Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown, and company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation

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MADAME JEROME BONAPARTE. From the miniature by Augustin, made in Paris in 1814, notv inthe possession of Edward Biddle, of Philadelphia. f-
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IN THE EARLY REPUBLIC 259 Fesch, when he wanted pocket-money, a talewhich, although pretty flagrant, is said to haveehcited only a laugh of appreciation when relatedto the First Consul! Jerome, it seems, had spentall his quarters pocket-money in advance andnow urgently required twentj^-five louis. Allhis brothers were away except Napoleon whomhe dared not ask; and his mother had not themoney in hand to give him. So he sought outhis uncle Fesch whom he found with a dinnercompany to entertain. He was, however, in-vited to remain; which he did. After dinnera move was made to the salon for coffee. Seeinghis uncle enter an adjoining room Jerome fol-lowed, made his request and was refused. Ina trice the boy had drawn the sword he waswearing and, pointing to one of his unclespriceless Van Dycks on the wall, he said, That fellow appears to be laughing at me;I must avenge myself upon him. The agitatedpriest caught the lads arm as he was makingfor the picture, Jerome again mentioned thetwenty-f





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