La Comtesse de Charny Volume 3

La Comtesse de Charny Volume 3

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...Gustavus of Sweden. One died and the other will die without posterity; for it is well known to everybody, that the present heir of Sweden's throne is the son of Monk, and not of King Gustavo. Look at Portugal's King, with his three hundred nuns. Look at the King of Saxony, with his three hundred and fifty-four bastards. Look at Catherine, the Pasiphae of the North, for whom the bull of classic story would not suffice, and who has three armies from which she chooses her lovers.--Oh Madame, Madame! can't you see that all these kings and all these queens are marching into a gulf, into an abyss, into suicide, and that if you wish, --you, --instead of marching with them into suicide, into a ravine, into the gulf of desolation, you may march into a worldwide empire, a universal monarchy? " " Why don't you say all this to the King 1" asked the disquieted Queen. " Indeed I have, Madame; but, like yourself, he has evil geniuses, who undo all that I have done." Then he added, with deep melancholy: " You tired out Mirabeau, you are wearying Barnave; and you '11 use me as you used them, and that's all it amounts to! " " Monsieur Gilbert," said the Queen, " wait here for me.--I wish to see the King a moment, and then I '11 come back." Gilbert bowed; and the Queen went out by the door leading to the King's rooms. The Doctor waited ten minutes, fifteen minutes, half an hour. At last a door opened; but it was one opposite to that by which the Queen had made her exit. An usher entered. After looking carefully about him on all sides he came towards Gilbert, made a Masonic sign, gave him a letter, and went away again. Gilbert opened the letter and read: Thou art wasting thy time, Gilbert. At this very moment the Queen and King are listening to Breteuil, who comes...show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236676068
  • 9781236676061