Thursday, the 16th of September, 1824, at the moment when Louis XVIII. was breathing his last in his
chamber of the Chateau des Tuileries, the courtiers were gathered in the Gallery of Diana. It was four o'clock
in the morning. The Duke and the Duchess of Angouleme, the Duchess of Berry, the Duke and the Duchess of
Orleans, the Bishop of Hermopolis, and the physicians were in the chamber of the dying man. When the King
had given up the ghost, the Duke of Angouleme, who became Dauphin, threw himself at the feet of his father,
who became King, and kissed his hand with respectful...