And now, I am a Frondeur -- not of Broussel's party, nor of Blancmesnil's, nor am I with Viole; but with the Duc
de Beaufort, the Ducs
de Bouillon and d'Elbeuf; with princes, not with presidents, councillors and low-born lawyers.
Finding himself without prospects on leaving college, he attempted painting, but in spite of his intimacy with Joseph Bridau, his life-long friend, he abandoned art to take up caricature, vignette designing, and drawing for books, which twenty years later went by the name of "illustration." The influence of the Ducs de Maufrigneuse and de Rhetore, whom he knew in the society of actresses, procured him his employment under government in 1819.
Monsieur le Duc de Chaulieu, the minister, knew that du Bruel was writing a novel which was to be dedicated to himself.
As to morals, he was the lover and the beloved of Tullia and felt himself preferred in heart to the brilliant Duc de Rhetore, the lover in chief.
And what do they give you, these pets of Monsieur le marechal and Monsieur le duc? 'Thank you, my dear Antoine, thank you,' with a gracious nod!
"Un Corse la finira," found within the words, "Revolution Francaise"; "Eh, c'est large nez," in "Charles Genest," an abbe at the court of Louis XIV., whose huge nose is recorded by Saint-Simon as the delight of the Duc de Bourgogne (the exigencies of this last anagram required the substitution of a z for an s),--were a never-ending marvel to Colleville.
I CAN remember some of the shops in Cannon Street and also some not mentioned - such as Tommy Humble's greengrocery, Battle's tripe shop, Charlie Wood's butchery, Carter Rheas' general dealers, Winnie Affleck's hot pie and peas shop, Porkey Walkers for ducS
ks and pease pudding, Tommy Hill, general dealer, and Bowman's, mainly for sweets.