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" The King then said a word or two to the secretary of state, which, being between them, I did not hear, and then turned round and bowed to me, as is customary with all kings and princes when they give the signal to retire. I retreated, stepping... "
The Worcester Magazine and Historical Journal - Page 250
1826
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Recollections of "ye Olden Time,": With Biographical Sketches of Eminent ...

William Mason Cornell - 1878 - 436 pages
...with all kings and princes when they give the signal to retire. I retreated, stepping backwards as is the etiquette; and, making my last reverence at the door of the chamber, I went to my carriage." John Adams lived in troublous times. Ho was a true patriot, and served his country...
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The National Memorial Volume: Being a Popular Descriptive Portraiture of the ...

Richard Miller Devens - 1879 - 669 pages
...with all kings and princes when they give the signal to retire. I retreated, stepping backwards, as is the etiquette, and making my last reverence at the door of the chamber. Mr. Adams was yet to pay his first court of homage to the queen. He was presented to her on the ninth...
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American Progress: Or, The Great Events of the Greatest Century, Including ...

Richard Miller Devens - 1883 - 739 pages
...with all kings and princes when they give the signal to retire. I retreated, stepping backwards, as is the etiquette, and making my last reverence at the door of the chamber. Mr. Adams was yet to pay his first court of homage to the queen. He was presented to her on the ninth...
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The Republic, Or, A History of the United States of America in the ..., Volume 2

John Robert Irelan - 1886
...with all kings and princes when they give the signal to retire. I retreated, stepping backward, as is the etiquette, and, making my last reverence at...out of the King's closet, and accompanied me through the apartments down to my carriage. I have been thus minute, as it may be useful to others hereafter...
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Memoirs of King George the Third, his life and reign

John Heneage Jesse - 1901
...Adams as a signal that the audience was at an end. " I retreated," he writes, " stepping backward, as is the etiquette ; and, making my last reverence at...out of the king's closet, and accompanied me through the apartments down to my carriage ; several stages of servants, gentlemen porters, and under porters,...
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American History Told by Contemporaries ...

Albert Bushnell Hart - 1901
...with all kings and princes when they give the signal to retire. I retreated, stepping backward, as is the etiquette, and, making my last reverence at...out of the King's closet, and accompanied me through the apartments down to my carriage, several stages of servants, gentlemen-porters and under-porters,...
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The Practice of Diplomacy as Illustrated in the Foreign Relations of the ...

John Watson Foster - 1906 - 401 pages
...with all kings and princes when they give the signal to retire. I retreated, stepping backward, afc is the etiquette, and, making my last reverence at...door of the chamber, I went my way. The master of ceremonies joined me the moment of my coming out of the King's closet, and accompanied me through the...
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The Practice of Diplomacy as Illustrated in the Foreign Relations of the ...

John Watson Foster - 1906 - 401 pages
...with all kings and princes when they give the signal to retire. I retreated, stepping backward, as is the etiquette, and, making my last reverence at...door of the chamber, I went my way. The master of ceremonies joined me the moment of my coming out of the King's closet, and accompanied me through the...
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Great Epochs in American History: The early years of the Republic : 1784-1811

Francis Whiting Halsey - 1912
...with all kings and princes when they give the signal to retire. I retreated, stepping backward, as is the etiquette, and, making my last reverence at...out of the King's closet, and accompanied me through the apartments down to my carriage, several stages of servants, gentlemen-porters, and under-porters,...
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Diplomatic Etiquette and Ceremonial

Louise Hudson - 1934 - 310 pages
...customary with all kings and finees when they give the signal to retire, retreated, stepping backward, as is the etiquette, and, making my last reverence at...door of the chamber, I went my way. The master of ceremonies joined me the moment of my o omine out of the King' s closet, and accompanied me through...
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