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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... NOTES 1 The domain of Raincy, situated at eleven kilometers from Paris, between the forest of Bondy and the road to Meaux, had been for twenty yearsThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... NOTES 1 The domain of Raincy, situated at eleven kilometers from Paris, between the forest of Bondy and the road to Meaux, had been for twenty years the property of the Due d'Orleans. Philippe Egalite's father had purchased it in 1769 from the Marquis de Livry, for the sum of one million francs. The chateau had been built by Levau in 1650, for Bordier, Secretary of State and Queen's chancellor. In 1874, after many vicissitudes, the domain was sold to a limited joint-stock company which divided it into lots and the chateau was demolished. 2 The present Pare Monceau is but a small part of the Monceau Gardens, which at that time included the immense space between the Rues du Rocher, de Monceau and de Courcelles. On this property, which originally was a part of the village of Monceau, the Due d'Orleans, then Due de Chartres, erected in 1778, a sumptuous residence. It was the celebrated architect Carmontelle who had imagined and designed what was nicknamed "Chartres' Folly," in allusion to the enormous sums spent on it by the due. The main entrance was then opposite the Beaujon Hospital, between the present Rues Rembrandt and de Lisbonne. The Monceau Gardens, as they were at that period, have been described with minute exactness by Thiery, in his Guide de Paris. s Mademoiselle Agnes de Cepoy had been married, in 1784, to Louis Marie, Comte de Buffon, who became colonel of cavalry, and who was the son of the great naturalist. She separated from him two years after the debut of her liaison with the Due d'Orleans. M. de Buffon obtained a divorce in 1793 and died on the scaffold the year following. Madame de Buffon was likewise arrested and confined in the College du Plessis, where she found herself in the company of the poet Rocher, Andre......

Title : During the Reign of Terror; Journal of My Life During the French Revolution
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ISBN : 9781230200811
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Number of Pages : 42 Pages
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