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sheim : haughty and indecent conduct of Buonaparte to the Elector at Mentz : secret treaty signed there : the vanity and affected consequence of Edelsheim played on and exposed by Talleyrand : his fondness for orders of knighthood : fawns on Buonaparte, to obtain admission into the Legion of Honour.
LETTER XIX. The journey of the Pope to France unfavourable to the cause of reli
gion: the restoration of Christianity the most popular act of Buona. parte's government : the opinion of the people respecting the act of inauguration by the Pope : their faith in his infallibility shaken:. manners and character of the Pope : promises made to him by Buonaparte not performed : refuses to admit. De Lalande to see him : De Lalande's atheism : enmity between him and Talleyrand. The Pope's aversion to Fouche : Fouche's impious.conduct at Lyons.
LETTER XX. Buonaparte's mother the favourite of the Pope : family parties invited.
to meet him : ceremony observed on such occasions : superstition of Madame Lætitia Buonaparte : her fondness for relics : buys the shoulder-bone of St. John the Baptist : robbed of her relics : Fouche applied to : who discovers pieces of them all in the possession of a favourite servant : the rest found on Madame Genlis, who had bouglit them of a priest : the priest arrested : claims the protection of Madame Lætitia : threatened with the rack, and confesses his imposture.
LETTER XXI. Decrease in the population of Paris not to be lamented': the crimes,
committed there not suffered to be published: the system of espionage : immense number of spies : how paid: Buonaparte's private spies under the direction of Duroc: dispute between Fouche anda Talleyrand: Ducroux employed as a spy by Buonaparte and Fouche on each other : his blunder and execution.
LETTER XXII. The Pope's manner of passing his time at Paris : great stress laid out
his performing the cereinony of inauguration, and sacrifices intended to have been made, had he refused: all promises to him disregardled : his blind partiality for Buonaparte : Caprara dissuades Buonaparte from being crowned by the pope as King of Italy.
LETTER XXIII. King and Queen of Naples : their firm and dignified conduct: Chera
lier Acton : his birth : political character : enemy of the French Revolution : :: neutrality of Naples violated: the removal of Acton insisted on by the French government: Marquis de Gallo : his public employments : a favourite with Buonaparte : suspected of being tainted with modern philosophy: the Neapolitan revolution in 1799, favoured by the Nobles: character of the Marquis de Gallo.
LETTER XXIV. Buonaparte and all his family married by the Pope : his courtiers and
grand functionaries by the Cardinals : their regular attendance at mass and vespers : trick of Salmatoris to expose their hypocrisy: is punished: Fouche's visit to the Imperial chapel : his discovery there : ihe indifference of the common people to religious worship : the mie
Titary compelled to atttend mass : singular occurrence in conser quence, and injustice of Buonaparte.
LETTER XXV. Seizure of Sir George Rumbold : intended to have been tortured and
put to death : why not : Rheinhard officially disavows the outrage : is disgraced in consequence : bis political life and character: Bourrienne : his employment under Buonaparte : his dispute with him and imprisonment : released and pensioned : his extortions and stock. jobbing : his character.
LETTER XXVI. Joseph Buonaparte's retired mode of life at Paris : his hospitality at
Morfontaine ; amusements there, and freedom allowed to the guests .. Montaigne, a young poet, a visitor there : his drunkenness : writes a poem against it : Madame Joseph's gallantries : duel between her gallants : Eugenius de Beauharnois forbidden the house of Joseph: Ý Madame Miot detected by her husband in an intrigue with Captain d'Horteuil : the gallant beats Miot, who begs pardon : Miot's infamous life and character.
LETTER XXVII. Conduct of the King of Spain :: his weak character: the present tie
age of upstarts: the Prince of Peace : his former occupation : his want of talents : cause of his advancement : his intrigue with the Queen, and favour with the King : weakness and ignorance of his administration : disgrace, and misfortunes produced by it : Gravina his character and ambition : his military exploits : intrigue with an opera girl : his marriage-mania involves him in a disagreeable scrape.
LETTER XXVIII. Vicious morals, gross manners, and open corruption of the Court of St.
Cloud : anecdotes : Merlin of Douai :. his public cmployments : infamous character, and great wealth.
LETTER XXIX. Immense number of Buonaparte's household troops: regularly paid, and
strictly disciplined : their privileges, &c. : Military reviews : their use : less frequent since Buonaparte's coronation ; number of military posted in and ncar Paris : Army of Invalids : their prejudices : how employed: mode of enforcing payment of taxes at Paris : houses of the invalids : their reading-rooms, libraries, &c. : their licentiousness and crimes : screened from punishment by the orders of Buonaparte : Rabais, a horse grenadier : his amours and debaucheries : accused before Thuriot, and acquitted : his intrigue with Madame Thuriot : discovered by her jealousy : Thuriot applies in vain for redress : Rabais's intrigue with Madame Bachiocchi : denounced by Thuriot: arrest and punishment of Rabais : curious ef. fects discovered in his trunk : Thuriot's rage and violence in consequence : his employment and crimes.
LETTER XXX., The writer visits Lucien Buonaparte at his country seat : Lucien's va
luable collection of pictures : his hospitality and engaging manners contrasted with those of Napoleone and Joseph : his liberality : anecdotes : his republicanism : his vices compared with those of Napoleone : his immense wealth, how acquired : instance of his generosity and perversity.
empire : partition treaty ví Holland ofiered by France to Prussia :
LETTER XXXII. Buonaparte advises Prussia of his intention to change the form of government in Holland : chief magistrates thought
of : young Prince of Orange : Elector of Bavaria : Buonaparte's increasing displeasure with the Batavian directory : intended to make his brother Stadthol. der. Schimmelpenninck: his education : want of talents : political connections and opinions : his embassy to France : bribes Talleyrand to ocure him the appointment of Grand Pensionary: his cha. racter : Madame Schimmelpenninck : her talents and amiable manners : Schimmelpenninck’s female friends of the Palais Royal.
trigues of England and Russia: measures of security adopted : fre.
female servant of Cardinal Fesch, whom Buonaparte had seduced,
many's refusing to become a member of the Legion of Honour : his
princes : foreign ambassadors invited to his coronation at Milan :
some decline to attend : expenses of the journey to Milan, and co-
members : Senatorial Commission of Personal Liberty : its mem-
and Russia : its weakness and anarchy: political intrigues at Con-
avowed by Talleyrand : Markoff remonstrates : Count Italinski : his
LETTER XL. Madame de C -n: her fashionable parties : her marriage with count de Con disputed : character of count de C
-n : his physiognomical pursuits : trick played on him : purchases Madame de c
-n from a Circassian merchant, and sends her to be edu. cated in France : his death : Madame de çmon's numerous suit. ors and galfants : her pretended brother : her own story : birth and splendid christening of the son of count de P-t: Villetard : bis crimes and violence: his sacrilege and infamous conduct at Loretto; treachery and hypocrisy : Cardinal de Bellois : his birth : governed by his grand vicars : Treilhard steals Madame de Cn's gold plates : his political life : Madame Francois de Nantes : her theft, gambling, and prostitution.
his violence and insolence to the Prussian and Saxon ambassadors :
lion and a half sterling at two hours notice : alarm of the public : run
Buonaparte for their appointment : General Mortier : his birth : mi-
gland and Ireland pensioned by bim : literary mission to England in-
nobles, and returned emigrants : their employments : anecdotes :
attachment to his wife : his proposed divorce from her, and marriage