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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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The Emerging Nation: A Documentary History of the Foreign ..., Volume 2

Mary A. Giunta, J. Dane Hartgrove, Mary-Jane M. Dowd - 1996 - 1081 pages
...customary 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...coming out of the King's Closet and accompanied me thro' the Appartments to my Carriage. - I have been thus minute as it may be useful to others hereafter....
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Documents of the Emerging Nation: U.S. Foreign Relations, 1775-1789

Mary A. Giunta, United States. National Historical Publications and Records Commission - 1998 - 311 pages
...customary 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...coming out of the King's Closet and accompanied me thro' the Appartments to my Carriage. - I have been thus minute as it may be useful to others hereafter....
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John Adams

David McCullough - 2001 - 752 pages
...with a bow signaled that the interview was ended. I retreated [Adams wrote], stepping backwards, as is the etiquette, and, making my last reverence at...door of the chamber, I went my way. The Master of Ceremonies joined me . . . and accompanied me through the apartments down to my carriage, several stages...
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The Wisdom of John Adams

John Adams - 2003 - 282 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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The North American Review

1834
...customary 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 to my carriage. I have been thus minute, as it may be useful to others hereafter. '...
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