The Comedy of Human Life Volume 31

The Comedy of Human Life Volume 31

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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: ...party is no less passionately bent on freedom in teaching; and, out of hatred for the new (Orleans) dynasty, does not even take fright at seeing that principle in monstrous alliance with radical politics. The head of that. party in this district is the family of Cinq-Cygne. The old Marquise, whose haughty temper and determined will are known to you, madame, never comes to the Chateau of CinqCygne without visiting Mother Marie des Anges, whose pupil her daughter Berthe formerly was--now the Duchesse de Maufrigneuse; as to the Duke, he will certainly support us, for, as you know, Daniel d'Arthez is a great friend of mine, and through Arthez we are certain to secure the interest of the Princesse de Cadignan, our handsome Duke's mother, so we may count on him. If we now turn to a more obdurate party--the Conservatives, who must not be confounded with the Ministerialists--their leader is the Comte de Gondreville, your husband's colleague in the Upper Chamber. At his heels comes a very influential voter, his old friend, the former mayor and notary of Arcis, who in his turn drags in his train a no less important elector, Maitre Achille Pigoult, to whom, on retiring, he sold his connection. But Mother Marie des Anges has a strong hold on the Comte de Gondreville through his daughter, the Marechale de Carigliano. This great lady, who, as you are aware, is immensely devout, comes every year to the Ursuline Convent for a penitential retreat. Mother Marie des Anges says, moreover, though she gives no explanations, that she has a hold on the old Count through some circumstances known only to herself; and, in fact, this regicide's career--becoming a Senator, a Count of the Empire, and now a peer of France--must have led him...show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236767136
  • 9781236767134