The Little Chimer; A Tale Volume 2

The Little Chimer; A Tale Volume 2

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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. 1810 edition. Excerpt: ...grateful for your lordship's offer; butit is impossible for me to accept it." " Impossible, my dear deliverer! what obstacle?" " I have a thousand reasons for not leaving Paris, where affairs detain me." " Affairs! Why I hope you do not chime any longer, my dear fellow. It can only be pupils, or lessons of music which detain you? Is that to be com pared to the situation which waits your acceptance? and have I not aright to require that you allow me to testify my gratitude?" " You are a great child," said the countess to Dominique, in her turn-. "Leave your wretched situation, and accept the offers of anobleman, who will become your friend, and whose protection..._" " I never sought the protection of the great, madam. When they offer protection to people in my rank, itis often with a very despicable intention." He stedfastly regarded the countess while uttering these words, which 'she fully comprehended, but they seemed to make no particular impression on her; she smiled on the contrary, and replied: -"I do not see what end the count could 'have in proposing this measure; you ought rather to thank him." " It is for us to thank Dominique, madam," interruptedthe count; " his refusal is the mere effect of delicacy. When he is really convinced that we consider it our duty he will accept_" " I have the honour to assure you," answered Dominique, " that I positively decline your favours, for which I am nevertheless grateful." " What obstinacy!" " Your lordship will observe that the day now begins to dawn, and that I can now retire without danger." " No, my friend, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236881524
  • 9781236881526