I Promessi Sposi, Or, the Betrothed

I Promessi Sposi, Or, the Betrothed

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...to your excellency for the information. However, I am certain, that if the affair is enquired into, it will be found that Father Christopher has had no connection with this man but for the purpose of doing him good. I know the father well." "Your reverence knows, then, better than I, what he was in the world, and the pranks of his youth." "It is the glory of our habit, signor count, that whatever a man may have been in the world, once clothed with that, he is quite another person; and since the Father Christopher has belonged to our order" "I believe it from the bottom of my heart, I believe it; but sometimes--as the proverb says--The habit does not make the monk." The proverb was not much to the purpose, but the count had cited it, in place of another which occurred to him, --"The wolf may change his skin, but he does not become a dog." "I have certain information," pursued he. "If your excellency knows positively that the father has committed a fault (we are all liable to err), I wish you would inform me of it. I am his superior--unworthily, 't is true; but it is my duty to watch over, and, if necessary, correct" "Besides the circumstance of his granting protection to the man I have mentioned, this same Father Christopher has undertaken to contend--hut we can settle it together with my nephew, Don Roderick." "Oh, I am sorry for that, I am sorry for that, truly." "My nephew is young, rash, and not accustomed to provocation." "It becomes my duty to obtain the best information on the subject. Your excellency, with your experience of the world, knows better than I, that we are all frail, liable to error--some one way, some another; and if our Father Christopher has failed" "But these are things which had better be settled between ourselves; to...show more

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  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236682149
  • 9781236682147