A Double Family; The Peace of the Household a Study of Woman Another Study of Woman the Pretended Mistress
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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...his forehead with the palm of his hand and commenced to smile. Joseph saw plainly that the fault was not on his side. Now, these are the moralities which all young people should meditate upon. First fault: Eugene found it pleasant to make Madame de Listomere laugh at the mistake which had brought to her a love letter which was not intended for her. Second fault: He did not go to see Madame de Listomere till four days after the adventure, thus permitting the thoughts of a virtuous young woman to crystallize. There may be found ten more faults which it is necessary to pass over in silence, in order to give the ladies the pleasure of stating them ex professo to those who do not divine them. Eugene arrives at the door of the marquise, but when he wishes to enter, the concierge stops him and tells him that Madame la Marquise has gone out As he got into his carriage again, the marquis entered. "Come in, Eugene! my wife is at home." Oh! you must excuse the marquis. A husband, however good he may be, attains with difficulty to perfection. As he mounted the stairway, Rastignac then perceived the ten faults of worldly logic which were to be found in this passage of the beautiful book of his life. When Madame de Listomere saw her husband entering with Eugene, she could not prevent herself from reddening. The young baron observed the sudden color. If the most modest man preserves still a little fund of fatuousness of which he does not strip himself any more than the woman separates herself from her fatal coquetry, who could then blame Eugene for having said to himself: "What! this fortress also?" And he struck an attitude in his cravat. Although the young persons are not very avaricious, they all like to put one head the more into their...
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