The Complete Writings of Alfred de Musset; A Caprice. the Door Must Be Either Open or Shut. Louison. One Can Not Think of Everything. Bettine. Carmosi

The Complete Writings of Alfred de Musset; A Caprice. the Door Must Be Either Open or Shut. Louison. One Can Not Think of Everything. Bettine. Carmosi

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...the contracting parties. Calabre. My mistress is not up yet. The Notary. What? it is past noon! Calabre. Then she will not be much longer in appearing. The Notary. And Baron de Steinberg, is he up yet? Calabre. He is away hunting. The Notary. Hunting I Well, on my word, this is a strange way of getting married. I am called upon to draw up a contract. I am summoned for a special hour, and, when I appear, the lady is sleeping and the gentleman is off hunting. You will admit, my dear Calabre, that... Calabre. You see, my dear sir, that we do not live like everybody else. Our mistress is an artist, you know. The Notary. Yes, and a great artist. She sings exceedingly well. I have never heard her sing, but I have heard her spoken about, you understand. Calabre. Only last night, she sang until three o'clock in the morning. Are you fond of music, sir? The Notary. Certainly, sir, in so far as my duties will permit. So you were having a large reception, a great many guests? Calabre. No; there were just the two of them. Our mistress and the baron, and they had a fine concert, just the two of them together, and it was not the first time either. It has become a habit with mistress since she left the stage. At daybreak she went to bed, and the baron went hunting. The Notary. You may say what you like about it, but it seems to me a most peculiar way of doing things. Hunting and music are all very well in their place, but when people get married, sir, they get married. And now, where are the witnesses? Calabre. Master said that he would bring them. Have just a little patience. What is wanted? A Servant (entering). A letter from the princess, sir. Calabre (taking the letter). Very well. You know that master is not at home. The Servant. There is a man there on...show more

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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236600355
  • 9781236600356