Ainsworth's Magazine Volume 10

Ainsworth's Magazine Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...Yes, the Duchess de Grammont, who came to beg of you to introduce her into the king's apartment. Imagine the Duchess de Grammont in a close carriage with the lieutenant of police after midnight. Do you know what I have had done? I have my literary scorpions as well as you. I thought of all the ill-natured things which you allow M. de Choiseul to indite against me, and I set them to work, and this morning I received an epigram, a sonnet, and a vaudeville." " I am lost!" exclaimed M. de Sartines, striking his wig with both hands. " No, you are not lost; you shall be sung from one end of Paris to the other, that is all. The words of the song are put into Madame de GTammont's mouth. Monsieur of the police, How very soft my skin! Pray do me the service To tell it to the king. " Madame! Madame!" exclaimed M. de Sartines, in a fury; " does the king know of such scandal?" " Know, yes, and laughs too. Why he furnishes the rhymes when my spiders fail." " Madame, spare me. I ask pardon," said the lieutenant, falling on his knees. " What, are you frightened at a few bad verses--you, a man, a minister! What then must I suffer who am a woman? You must support my presentation, or my press shall be set at work, deliver up the Choiseius bound and powerless, or I will bind yourself and effect your ruin." " Madame, this presentation presents difficulties that are almost insuperable. All the ladies at court have refused to act as sponsors." " Oh, that will be easily got over, I have sent my sister to Verdun for one." " Which I am aware of;" said M. de Sartines, " so come, let us make a treaty of peace." " I am as magnanimous as Semiramis. What do you wish?" " That you shall never speak to the king of the complaints in regard to corn and flour, complaints, traitress, more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
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  • English
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  • 9781236675965