The Comedy of Human Life Volume 28

The Comedy of Human Life Volume 28

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...you can leave to Mademoiselle Colleville. I refused--because I am fool enough to have lost my heart, and because a connection with so respectable a family as yours seems to me supremely desirable. Still, Brigitte must be made to understand that, even if Celeste throws me over, I am not left destitute." VOL. 14--42. "That I can easily believe," said Thuillier. "But to leave the whole decision to that little brain--especia1ly if, as you say, she has a fancy for Felix!" "That I cannot consider," said the lawyer. "At any cost I must escape from the present predicament--it is intolerable, so far as I am concerned. You talk of your pamphlet, I am incapable of finishing it. You, as a man who have known something of women, must be well aware of the dominion the malignant creatures can exert over our life and being." "Yes indeed!" said Thuillier fatuously. "I have been a lover; but I have not often been a slave; I have taken some and left others." "But I, with my southern temperament, am a prey to passion; besides, Celeste has a greater charm than the mere success of winning favors. Brought up as she has been by you, under your eye, she is an adorable girl; but it is folly to have allowed that young fellow, who is in every respect unsuitable, to take possession of her-fancy." "You are right ten times over. But-they have been intimate from their childhood; Felix and she played together, and you only appeared on the scene at a later date. In fact, it is a proof of our high opinion of you, that as soon as you came we were ready to give up our old plans." "You were, yes," said Theodose. "You, with literary...show more

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  • Paperback | 170 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236893948
  • 9781236893949