letter to the Prince Regent

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letter to the Prince Regent

Reading experience
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Evidence

John Wilson Croker to his wife, 20 July 1815: "[General] Becker showed us a copy of Buonaparte"s letter to the Prince Regent, in which he says that driven out of home by internal factions and foreign enemies, he came, like Themistocles, to sit on the British hearth, and to claim the protection of our laws [...] In reading this, when I came to ""[italics]Themistocle[end italics]"" who certainly was the last person I expected to meet there, I could not help bursting out into a loud laugh, which astonished the French, who thought all beautiful, but ""[italics]Themistocle[end italics]"" sublime and pathetic. I called the whole letter a base flattery, and said Buonaparte should have died rather than have written such a one; the only proper answer would have been to have enclosed him a copy of one of his Moniteurs, in which he accused England of assassination and every other horror."

Source

The Croker Papers: The Correspondence and Diaries of The Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker, LL.,D., F.R.S.

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Croker, John Wilson
Aged 35 [Experience in 1815, born in 1780]

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http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/83211
Accessed on 2020/02/21 08:51:50

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letter to the Prince Regent

Reading experience
Identifer:
ukred-24207

Evidence

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Source

The Croker Papers: The Correspondence and Diaries of The Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker, LL.,D., F.R.S.

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Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Croker, John Wilson
Aged 35 [Experience in 1815, born in 1780]

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Notes


How to cite this record

You can copy this item for personal use, share it, and post it on a blog or website. It cannot be used commercially without permission. Please ensure the following credit accompanies it:

The Croker Papers: The Correspondence and Diaries of The Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker, LL.,D., F.R.S.
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/83211
Accessed on 2020/02/21 08:51:50

Related place
France
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Themistocles, to sit on the British hearth, and to claim the protection of our laws [...] In 
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