A Foreigner; An Anglo-German Study Volume 1

A Foreigner; An Anglo-German Study Volume 1

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...their dissimilarities of character seemed to be emphasised and described by the manner in which each name had been curtailed for its owner. Thus the more sober and dignified appellation of Leo A Foreigner. 1. I1 suited the one cousin, as well as the playful designation of Poldi was adapted to the other; for Leo, the elder of the two by some five years, was as silent as his cousin was talkative, and as grave as Poldi was gay. Of a naturally serious and thoughtful disposition, these qualities had been yet further accentuated by an early disappointment which had the effect of causing him to forswear matrimony, and to apply for admittance into the Order of Teutonic Knights, whose members enjoy certain rights and privileges on condition of remaining single. It was not his custom to frequent public entertainments of any sort, nor was he in any sense what is understood by the designation of "a lady's man," but having on the present occasion been obliged to come up to Salzburg for a few days, upon some business connected with his admittance into the Teutonic Order, he had not been able to absent himself from the Archduke's garden-party, which happened to take place just at this time. Leo Wolfsberg had not danced for long--not since Melitta's death, and that was now full seven years ago. It was a completely understood thing amongst all his friends and acquaintances that he would never more take part in such frivolous amusements, and that whenever he by chance put in an appearance at a ball or party, he did so merely in the character of a simple looker-on, who was no more to be counted upon as a dancer than the three bald-headed old gentlemen who were playing whist just now with Mr. Dalrymple in the card-room. Leo...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236738098
  • 9781236738097