The Bethrothed; (I Promessi Sposi)

The Bethrothed; (I Promessi Sposi)

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...I think, without exceeding my duty, I should caution you against the possible consequences. Do you know that this Father Cristoforo has taken under his protection a man of that country, a man of whom your Paternity has doubtless heard mention; him who escaped in such disgrace from the hands of justice, after doing things on that terrible day of Saint Martin--Lorenzo Tramaglino?"--Alas! thought the Father-provincial, as he replied: "This particular is quite new to me, but your Highness is sufficiently aware that it is part of our office to seek those who have gone astray, to recall them"--"Yes, yes; but intercourse with offenders of a certain kind!--is rather a dangerous thing--a very delicate affair. I thought it as well to give you this hint, because if ever his Excellency--he may have had some business at Rome, I don't know, though--and there might come to you from Rome"--"I am much obliged to your Lordship for this information, but I feel confident that if they would make inquiries on this subject they would find that Father Cristoforo has had no intercourse with the person you mention, unless it be to try to set him right again. I know Father Cristoforo well." "You know, probably, already, better than I do, what kind of a man he was as a layman, and the life he led in his youth." "It is one of the glories of our habit, Signor Count, that a man who has given ever so much occasion in the world for men to talk about him, becomes a different person when he has assumed this dress. And ever since Father Cristoforo has worn the habit"--"I would gladly believe it, I assure you; but sometimes, as the proverb says, 'It is not the cowl that makes the friar.'" "If you know more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 188 x 246 x 12mm | 240g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236523490
  • 9781236523495
  • 2,274,783