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The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Cockaynes in Paris, by Blanchard Jerrold This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: The Cockaynes in Paris 'Gone abroad' Author: Blanchard Jerrold Illustrator: Gustave Dore Release Date: May 6, 2006 [EBook #18327] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE COCKAYNES IN PARIS *** Produced by Carlo Traverso, Janet Blenkinship, and the Online Distributed Proofreaders Europe at http://dp.rastko.net [Illustration: MI LORD ANGLAIS AT MABILLE. _He is smiling, he is splendid, he is full of graceful enjoyment; on the table are a few of the beverages he admires; but above all he adores the ease of the French ladies in the dance._] THE COCKAYNES IN PARIS OR "GONE ABROAD." BY BLANCHARD JERROLD. [Illustration] WITH SKETCHES BY GUSTAVE DORE, AND OTHER ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE ENGLISH ABROAD FROM A FRENCH POINT OF VIEW. LONDON: JOHN CAMDEN HOTTEN, 74 & 75, PICCADILLY. [_All Rights Reserved._] PREFACE. The story of the Cockaynes was written some years ago,--in the days when Paris was at her best and brightest; and the English quarter was crowded; and the Emperor was at St. Cloud; and France appeared destined to become the wealthiest and strongest country in the world. Where the Cockaynes carried their guide-books and opera-glasses, and fell into raptures at every footstep, there are dismal ruins now. The Vendome Column is a stump, wreathed with a gigantic _immortelle_, and capped with the tri-color. The Hall of the Marshals is a black hole. Those noble rooms in which the first magistrate of the city of Boulevards gave welcome to crowds of English guests, are destroyed. In the name of Liberty some of the most precious art-work of modern days has been fired. The Communists' defiling fingers have passed over the canvas of Ingres. Auber and Dumas have gone from the scene in the saddest hour of their country's history. The Anglo-French alliance--that surest rock of enduring peace--has been rent asunder, through the timorous hesitation of English ministers, and the hardly disguised Bourbon sympathies of English society. We are not welcome n
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