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Excerpt from Memoirs of C. M. Talleyrand De Perigord, Vol. 2 of 2: Containing the Particulars of His Private and Public LifeBathed with her tears, she delivered to him her daughter, whom she implored him to send, after her decease, to a nobleMoreExcerpt from Memoirs of C. M. Talleyrand De Perigord, Vol. 2 of 2: Containing the Particulars of His Private and Public LifeBathed with her tears, she delivered to him her daughter, whom she implored him to send, after her decease, to a noble convent, to be educated in such a manner as to become one of its future members. After pressing the child almost to suffocation to her bosom, she ordered her to be carried to the nursery, which was at a distance in one of the wings of the chateau. She recommended to his notice the young man, her first lover, bequeathing to him, besides all her jewels, a sum of money - her private property - sufficient to procure him an annuity of 850. In embracing her husband for the last time, she deposited her will in his hands, and entreated its execution, particularly that part in which she had desired to be burnt after her death, and her ashes collected in an urn and sent according to a sealed address. Upon his surprise at hearing her speak of a death which, judging from her improved state of health, seemed yet distant, she answered, No, my friend! you are mistaken- my death-warrant was signed yesterday, and I received it this morning!About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.