Beatrix. Pierre Grassou

Beatrix. Pierre Grassou

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ... tremendous. " What ails you, my Calyste? " his mother whispered to him. " Nothing," said he, looking at her with eyes whence the light of his soul and the flame of love had died out. It is not hope but despair that gives the measure of our ambitions. We give ourselves over in secret to the beautiful poems of hope, while grief shows itself unveiled. " Calyste, you are not at all nice," said Charlotte, after vainly wasting on him those little provincial teasing ways which always degenerate into annoyance. " I am tired," he said, rising and bidding the party goodnight. " Calyste is much altered," said Mlle. de Pen-Hoel. " We haven't fine gowns covered with lace; we don't flourish our sleeves like this; we don't sit so, or know how to look on one side and wriggle our heads," said Charlotte, imitating and caricaturing the Marquise's airs and attitude and looks. " We haven't a voice with a squeak in the head, or a little interesting cpugh, heugh! heugh! like the sigh of a ghost; we are so unfortunate as to have robust health and be fond of our friends without any nonsense; when we look at them we do not seem to be stabbing them with a dart, or examining them with a hypocritical glance. We don't know how to droop our heads like a weeping willow, and appear quite affable merely by raising it, so! " Mlle. de Pen-Hoel could not help laughing at her niece's performance; but neither the Chevalier nor the Baron understood this satire of the country on Paris. " But the Marquise de Rochefide is very handsome," said the old lady. "My dear," said the Baroness to her husband, " I happen to...show more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236755138
  • 9781236755131