Miserable state of Spain : ignorance and presumption of the Prince of
Peace : the Prince of Asturias endeavours to remove him : receives
sa deputation from the Spanish nobles : character of the Princess of
Asturias : the Prince of Peace informed of their plans : his mea-
sures in consequence: tries to conciliate the Prince and Princess :
is repulsed : character of Herman, secretary to the French embassy
in Spain : the Prince of Peace : his illiberal prejudices : not liked by
the French government : Herman's intrigue with a girl in the suite
of the Princess of Asturias : bis discovery in consequence : plan of
the Prince and Princess : disclosed by the French ambassador to the
favourite : consequent proceedings : the Duke of Montemar inter-
feres : his speech to the King : note of the Prince of Asturias to the
King: their reconciliation.
The Prince of Peace places spies roạnd the Prince and Princess of As-
turias : his insolent conduct to them : indignation of the Spanish no-
bles : the history of Don Carlos written by order of the favourite :
burnt by the queen's confessor : dissimulation of the French ambas-
sador, Bournonville : immense sums paid by Spain to France'. de-
ranged state of the Spanish finances : intrigue of Bournonville to ob.
tain a subsidy : the Prince and Princess of Asturias disavow his asser-
tions: punished in the persons of their favourites : revolution and
change of dynasty expected in Spain : sovereignties intended for Buo-
naparte's brothers : Bournonville's birth and character: his political
and military employments.
Madame Buonaparte's fears of her brothers-in-law : their powers du-
ring Napoleone's absence : his policy': supposed consequence of Na-
poleone's death: new military manners : General Liebeau: his birth,
vulgarity, and character : description of a military wedding : Colonel
Frial : his birth and character : disputes about their respective pre-
tensions to the Imperial crotvn among the military members of the
party : a common subject of discussion and dispute among the mili.
tary in general.
Madame Chevalier : her person and manners : her early prostitution,
and first entrance on the stage : her husband joins the Jacobin clubs,
and is imprisoned as a terrorist : first appearance of Madame Che-
valier on the Hamburgh stage : riot in consequence: her gallantries
and avarice : employed by one of Talleyrand's female agents to go to
Russia : her intrigues with the Emperor Paul: her cruelty and ava-
rice : procures the cruel treatment of the Sardiniart secretary: num-
ber of her victims : her insinuation, cunning, and effrontery: anec-
dotes : female political incendiaries and intriguers, sent by the
French government to Vienna, St. Petersburgh, and Berlin : two
ladies intended for the Pof Wand Do Y-, their
persons and accomplishments.
Submission of America to the mandates of France : views of France
on the American Continent : foments the disagreement between
Spain and the United States : captures and plunders American ships :
condemns all neutral ships trading with St. Domingo. General
T*******, French ambassador to the U***** S***** : discontented