Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, a Biography 2 Vols

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, a Biography 2 Vols

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...from society as the most pretentious and most intolerable of bores? Another feature in the conversations in Mr. Disraeli's books is, See ante, p. 105. t Pp. 140-1. that people pass without a second's interval from the most sacred to the most frivolous subjects. A discussion on a new religion is followed by a discussion on a new fashion in bonnets; and a ponderous dissertation on political philosophy is interrupted by an invitation to dance. The conversation just quoted is a specimen of this feature in Mr. Disraeli's style. We will give another: "' One sees our host to very great advantage in his own house, ' said Lady Everingham. 'He is scarcely the same person. I have not observed him once blush. He speaks and moves with ease. It is a pity that he is not more graceful. Above all things I like a graceful man.' "' That chapel j said Coningsby. 'ivas a fine thing.' "' Very, ' said Lady Everingham. 'Did you observe the picture over the altar--the Virgin-vith blue eves? I never observed blue eyes before in such a picture. What is your favourite colour for eyes?' "Coningsby felt embarrassed; he said something rather pointless about admiring everything that is beautiful. "' But everyone has a favourite style; I want to know yours. Regular features--do you like regular features? Or is it expression that pleases you?' "' Expression; I think I like expression. Expression must be always delightful.' "' Do you dance?' "' No; I am no great dancer. I fear I have very few accomplishments. I am very fond of fencing.' "' I don't fence, ' said Lady Everingham, with a smile, 'but I think you are right not to dance. It is not in your way. You are very ambitious, I believe?' she added. "' I was not aware of it;...show more

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  • Paperback | 244 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236563999
  • 9781236563996