The Story of My Life, 1

The Story of My Life, 1

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...in the way of the young flirt. "A change," however, had "come over the spirit of her dream," for instead of being light and volatile, a deep-rooted feeling of melancholy had taken possession of her mind; some attributed it to unrequited affections--others, less good-natured, to misplaced confidence in her lover, but whatever the cause was, it fell to the lot of the youthful Alphonse Gallois, to remove it; like the victorious Roman, he came, he saw, and conquered. Unhappily, however, in this instance, as the sequel will show, the truth of the old distich "happy's the wooing that's not long a-doing," was not realized. Within a few months after the marriage had taken place, Monsieur and Madame Gallois came into possession of the property bequeathed to them by her father, but not wishing to reside at Versailles, they disposed of the cabaret, and with the proceeds realized by it, came to London. There Madame established herself in a lodginghouse, near Leicester Square, the receptacle of foreigners of all nations; for some years her husband held the situation of head cook at a neighbouring restaurateur's, and nothing occurred to mar the happiness of their married life. It happened, upon one occasion, that a party of which my father formed one, supped at the above establishment after the opera, and they were so much taken with the excellence of the cooking, that an offer was made to the chef to transfer his talents from the Haymarket to Pembroke Abbey, a vacancy having lately occurred. After some little deliberation, in which the handsome appointement, anglice salary, (for French cooks only apply the word gages to love or friendship) quite outbalanced the separation of this couple, it was agreed that Monsieur Gallois was to...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236540247
  • 9781236540249