The Heptameron; New Transl. from the French Volume N . 1

The Heptameron; New Transl. from the French Volume N . 1

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ... and said to his wife, who was in bed: My dear, I give this prisoner into your charge; treat him just like you would me. As soon as he had gone, the seigneur, who desired nothing better than to he treated like the husband, sprang nimbly into the bed, hoping that the time and the occasion would make this discreet lady alter her mind, but he was disappointed, for as he got into bed on one side, she jumped out on the other, and putting on her dressing-gown she came to the bedside and said to him: How could you think, sir, that that opportunity could change a virtuous heart? You must know, that just as gold is tried in the furnace, so a chaste heart is, in the midst of temptations, where it often proves itself stronger and more virtuous than at other times, and becomes the more cold, the more it is attacked. Therefore, be sure, that if I had had any other feelings than those I have declared to you, I should have found means, which I do not think anything about, as Iam not going to employ them, and I can only beg you that, if you wish me to continue to serve you, you will get rid not only of the desire, but also of the thought----do what you may, you will never find me different to what I am. Whilst she was speaking to him thus, her women came in, and she ordered them to bring in a collection of all sorts of confections; but just then he was neither hungry nor thirsty, but was in despair at having failed in his attempt, as he feared that now he had shown his desires so openly, he might lose that footing of familiarity which he had obtained. When her husband, who had been seeing about putting out the fire, returned, he so urged M. d Avannes to pass the night at his house, that he agreed to do so, but he spent it more...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236639146
  • 9781236639141