[The coup d'état took place on the 2nd, and Mr. Senior reached Paris on the 21st of December.—ED.]
Paris, December 23, 1851.—I dined with Mrs. Grot and drank tea with the Tocquevilles.
'This,' said Tocqueville, 'is a new phase in our history. Every previous revolution has been made by a political party. This is the first time that the army has seized France, bound and gagged her, and laid her... more...