The Loiterer Volume 2

The Loiterer 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. 1790 edition. Excerpt: ... from it a constitution unhurt, and a mindundebauched; my temper; too, h think, wds not. mattered; my feelings were neither blunted by sensuality, or tortured by too sentimental and exquisite a resinement. Thus disposed to like all around me yet cautious to love but few, I complied-wlth my Father's will, and my own inclination1, !-: in setting out on the grand tour; arid left my country, if not with pleasure, at least without?pain because I hoped to return better informed concerning-others, and more content with my own;. The sirst place at which I stopped wns of course Paris, and here I determined to take a view of the French nation; concluding, that in the Metropolis I should sind an epitome of the whole. Being amply provided with recommendatory letters, and seriously wisiYmg to prosit by them, I found it not a difficult task to acquire an extensive acquaintance among the gayest and most fashionable circles. And to this it was owing that I very soon found myself deeply engaged in an adventure, the event of which I must beg leave to lay before my reader as they will sind it the primary foundation-of my present opinions, and the indirect cause of all my subsequent happiness.--At one of the petit s jbupers of M. de T, I happened to 'sit next tov the elegant Marquise de la V e. My being;a stranger was sufsicient to interest her curiosity, arid my my ignorance of the French language a plea for exerting her politeness. Grateful, young: and %. Etourdi, . what wonder that I should feel myself charmed by her, attentions, and '.profess my desire of!;rcturn'ing them.-In-France such a profession ensures-its own success; and I found myself more intimate with my new friend in the: space of three days, .than I could have'been with most English...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236911423
  • 9781236911421