A RARE ACCOUNT OF MEETINGS WITH COUNT CAGLIOSTRO...
I have extracted some fascinating (and somewhat amusing) little known accounts, featuring Count Cagliostro and his wife Seraphina, from a rare book The French Stage and the French People as Illustrated in the Memoirs of M. Fleury. Written by Jean-Baptiste-Pierre Lafitte and later edited by Theodore Hook, Esq. F.S.A and published by Henry Colburn, 1841.
They illustrate him in various lights and the chapter headings certainly reflect this: Ghost stories. — Apparition of D'Alembert. Origin of Cagliostro's celebrity. — His cure of Madame Sarrasin. — His beautiful wife Seraphina. — The philosopher's stone. — Cagliostro banished from France. — The merchant and his wife. — Test of conjugal fidelity. — Cagliostro's phial. — The black Tom cat. — The Redoute Chinoise. — Cagliostro placing at see-saw. — Conversation with the conjuror. — Mysterious announcement to Dugazon, — Anecdote of Palissot. — A prediction fulfilled.
I hope you enjoy this petit apercu – or small insight – into the life of a bombastic and colourful character, whose light we hope never fades!
My very best wishes,
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© Philippa Faulks 2017