The Pastor's Fire-Side; A Novel Volume 3

The Pastor's Fire-Side; A Novel 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. 1817 edition. Excerpt: Elizabeth started at this unexpected request; but, whatever were its motive, she thought she could put it to silence for ever; and with a wellfeigned graciousness, replied, " yes; if you will stand the proxy!" " lam ready Madam, --for I have sufficiently experienced the folly of my presuming to decline it." Baffled by this prompt assent; and astonished at the calmness with which he continued to enforce the remonstrances of Spain on this head, and on other delays of the Austrian cabinet, --she listened to him to the end; and then rising from her chair, fixed her eyes on him, and said.--" Had I required any thing more to assure me of the nature of the man, who has so coolly and comprehensively argued all these points; I should find it in that coolness and those arguments on one of them. Marquis I will reply to these subjects hereafter." During his interviews with the different ministers, this day, he could not but wish to have had a window in their breasts, to read who amongst them were the enemies of his father. Observation on men, however, had given him knowledge sufficient, to guess that the most obsequious, the fullest in smiles and complacency, and the most elaborate in compliment to the supreme minister in Spain, were the persons whose names were most likely to be found in the confederation against him. The president of the council, the crafty and luxurious Routemberg, overpowered him with assurances of his premptory demands on the executive government for the fulfilment of every article in the treaty; and, but for the information of Wharton, he should have quitted the chamber in the fullest confidence of his father's entire influence in the Austrian cabinet. The same game of finesse was played at his more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
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  • 9781236653697