"Letter from Rome," Boston Daily Advertiser, March 2, 1870

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Title

"Letter from Rome," Boston Daily Advertiser, March 2, 1870

Subject

Brewster, Anne Hampton, 1818-1892
Gossip--Published
Journalists/Writers
Italy--Rome
Italy--Vatican
Relationships--Networks
Boston Daily Advertiser

Description

Brewster attends to social gatherings and a funeral in Rome. She characterizes the well-known Louis Veuillot as a "violent writer" whose articles often disclose secrets. Brewster repeatedly uses the term gossip in this article.

Credit

19th Century U.S. Newspapers

Creator

Brewster, Anne Hampton, 1818-1892

Publisher

Nathan Hale

Date

1870-03-02

Type

Reference

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Text

There are several fine fortunes in Rome this season, maids, widows and bachelors. A young lady from Canada has her income told at a half a million of francs. Some say she wishes to go into a convent; some say she wishes to buy a Roman prince--and she can have her choice if she pays her money, as the old slang English circus song runs. But report is a sad gossip, you know, and her words are not to be depended upon. [...]
The Council affairs increase in interest. The differences of opinion between the Ultramontanists and Montanists create a deal of clerical gossip and wrangingling, especially in the clerical journals, such as "L'Univers" and "La Francais." Louis Veuillot, the well-known editor of "L'Univers," is a very violent writer. He belongs to the extreme Ultramontanes, is "more papaline than the Pope," as the Romans say. Veuillot is in Rome this winer; his letters to his own journal, which are intended to prove how little other persons ought to know about Council doings, disclose more secrets than can be obtained from any other source, and create also a good deal of bad feeling. Veuillot has one of the best reputations as a journal writer. "No man understands the weight of words better than Veuillot," I have heard distinguished persons say, over and again, since I came to Rome. This may be so, for certainly Veuillot uses words as a butcher might a club when killing an ox, or as a prize-fighter his fists in a free fight and no quarter shown. La Francais, which is said to be the organ of Mgr. Dupanloup, is, is much more decorous and dignified in tone. [...]
The Holy Father visited the American College last Saturday, and I was presented to him. [...]

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Location

Boston, MA, US

Geocode (Latitude)

42.3602534

Geocode (Longitude)

-71.0582912

Length (range)

>1500

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Citation

Brewster, Anne Hampton, 1818-1892, “"Letter from Rome," Boston Daily Advertiser, March 2, 1870,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed January 30, 2023, https://www.archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/760.

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