The Marquis de Villemer

The Marquis de Villemer

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...I take everything upon myself, and Madame d'Arglade leaves tomorrow at daylight; then my brother is saved, and you are an angel!" XIV. Being informed by his brother of all these arrangements, the Marquis submitted with gratitude. He was extremely weak, and recovering apparently from a dangerous crisis, which had not wholly exhausted him, but had broken him down morally almost as much as a long illness would have done. He could struggle against his love no longer; and having ceased to feel the dangerous storms of passion, thanks to this prostration, he gave himself up to the pleaslire of being tenderly cared for. The. Duke would not permit him to question the future. "You cannot come to any decision in your present state," Gaetan would say to his brother. "You have n't the free use of your will: without health there can be no moral clearsightedness. Let us cure you, and then you will see plainly that, with your health, you have also regained the strength necessary to resist your love, or to deal with the scruples it causes. In the mean time I don't see what you can have on your conscience, for Mlle. de Saint-Geneix suspects nothing, and after all is only doing what a sister would do in her place." This compromise quieted all the invalid's uneasiness. He arose and went to see his mother a few moments, making her believe that a slight indisposition was responsible for the change in his countenance. He asked to be excused from returning till the next day, and so for twenty-four hours, that is, until after the departure of Madame d'Arglade, he could give himself up to almost absolute repose. Throughout the day there subsisted between the Duke and Caroline an air of mutual intelligence and an exchange of glances which had more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236604245
  • 9781236604248