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XXXIV. GENEROSITY' of Louis? THE FOURTEENTH. As soon as the news that the Queen of England was on the French coast had been brought to Versailles, a palace 3 was prepared for her reception. 5 Carriages and troops of guards were despatched to await 6 her orders. Workmen7 were employed to mend 8 the Calais road that her journey might be easy. Lauzun was not only assured that his past offences 9 were forgiven for her sake, but was honoured 10 with a friendly letter in the hand-writing of Louis. Mary was on the road towards 11 the French court, when news came, that her husband had, after a rough 12 voyage, landed safe at the little village of Ambleteuse. Persons of high rank were instantly despatched from Versailles to greet 13 and escort 14 him. Meanwhile Louis, attended by his family and his nobility, went forth 15 in state 16 to receive the exiled 17

queen. Before his gorgeous 18 coach went the Swiss 19 halberdiers.20 On each side of it and behind it rode the body-guards 21 with cymbals 22 clashing 23 and trumpets 24 pealing 25

After him, in a hundred carriages, each drawn by six horses, came the most splendid aristocray 26 of Europe, all27 feathers, ribands, jewels, and embroidery.28 Before the procession 29 had gone far, it was announced that Mary was approaching. Louis alighted 30, and advanced 31 on foot to meet her. She broke forth 32 into passionate expressions of gratitude. “Madam,” said her host, " it is but a melancholy service that I am rendering 33 you to day.

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I hope that I may be able hereafter to render you services greater and more pleasing.” He embraced the little Prince of Wales, and made the queen seat herself in the state coach on the right hand. The cavalcade 35 then turned towards St. Germains. At St. Germains, on the verge of a forest swarming with beasts of chase 3s, and on the brows of a hill which looks down on the wind. ingstl of the Seine, Francis & the first had built a castle, and Henry *3 the fourth had constructed 4 a noble terrace. !

Of the residences to of the French kings none was built in a more salubrious air or commanded" a fairer prospect. The huge * size 5) and venerable 51 age of the trees, the beauty of the gardens, the abundance 52 of the springs 53, were widely famed. Louis the Fourteenth had been born there, had, when a young man, held his court there, had added several stately 54 pavilions 5 to the mansion of Francis, and had completed the terrace of Henry. Soon, however, the magnificent57 king conceived 58 an inexplicable disgust for his birthplace. He quitted St. Germains 1 for Versailles, and expended 2 sums almost fabulous 63 in the rain attempt to create a paradise 64 on a spots singularly sterile 56 and unwholesome, all 67 sand or mud **, without wood, without water, and without game.70 St. Germains had now been selected l to be the abode 72 of the royal family of England. Sumptuous 73 furniture 74 had been hastily 3 sent in. The nursery 16 of the Prince

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On the following day James arrived at St. Germains. Louis was already there to welcome 84 him. The unfortunate exile 85 bowed 86 so low 87 that it seemed as if he was about to embrace the knees of his protector. Louis raised 88 him, and embraced him with brotherly tenderness. The two kings then entered the queen's room. Here is a gentleman,” said Louis to Mary, “ whom you will be glad 89 to see.” Then, after entreating 90 his guests to visit him next day at Versailles, and to let him have the pleasure of showing them bis buildings, pictures, and plantationso, took the unceremonious 92 leave of an old friend.

In a few hours the royal pair were informed 93, that as long as they would do 94 the king the favour to accept of 95 his hospitality 96, forty-five thousand pounds sterling a-year would be paid them from 97 his treasury. 98 Ten thousand pounds sterling were sent for outfit.99 The liberality 100 of Louis, however, was much less rare and admirable than the exquisite 101 delicacy 102 with which he laboured 103 to soothe 104 the feelings of his guests, and to lighten the almost intolerable 105 weight of the obligations 106 which he laid upon 107 them. He who had hitherto 108, on 109 all questions of 110 precedence 111, been sensitive 112, litigious 113, 77 sorgfältig. 78 verzieren. Hojdiener. 80 einhändigen.

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On the following day James arrived at St. Germains. Louis was already there to welcome 84 him. The unfortunate exile 85 bowed 86 so low 87 that it seemed as if he was about to embrace the knees of his protector. Louis raised 88 him, and embraced him with brotherly tenderness. The two kings then entered the queen's room. · Here is a gentleman,” said Louis to Mary, “ whom you will be glad 89 to see.” Then, after entreating 90 his guests to visit him next day at Versailles, and to let him have the pleasure of showing them his buildings, pictures, and plantations", took the unceremonious 92 leave of an old friend.

In a few hours the royal pair were informed 93, that as long as they would do 94 the king the favour to accept of 95 his hospitality 96, forty-five thousand pounds sterling a-year would be paid them from 97 his treasury. 98 Ten thousand pounds sterling were sent for outfit.99 The liberality 100 of Louis, however, was much less rare and admirable than the exquisite 101 delicacy 102 with which he laboured 103 to soothe 104 the feelings of his guests, and to lighten the almost intolerable 105 weight of the obligations 106 which he

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