The Veil of Liberty; A Tale of the Girondins Volume 1895

The Veil of Liberty; A Tale of the Girondins Volume 1895

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...art not well tended.' Then her gentle hands slipped off what remained of wet and torn clothing, they washed the mud from her guest's face and rubbed her cold feet; wine was produced from the cupboard, broth was put down to warm, and then Lodoiska approached with a spoon and offered to feed her. 'Thou must not move either arm yet, '--and Sophie, rejoicing in the sense of rest and security, lay back and submitted to the ministrations of the graceful figure bending over her. The 'fair Lodolska' was a woman a little over thirty, slight, thin, and dark, with a pretty face somewhat marred by traces of smallpox, --far, therefore, from being the divine beauty that her enraptured lover has portrayed her, --but her expression was bright and winning, her voice soft and sweet, and her manner soothing and reassuring. Sophie recalled gradually that Ramond had hinted at something doubtful about her, a marriage in opposition to parents, perhaps, or even an enlevement, --if it had been a divorce or a breach of convent vows, he would have felt no need to apologise, --whatever it was, she was ready to be charitable to it, and to rejoice that the deputy Louvet should be so fortunate in a partner. She knew him by name, and honoured him as the bold leader of the Girondin party in its new position of hostility to Robespierre, though she deplored his tendency as a novelist. And Sophie felt a moment's difficulty in swallowing, as she recognised on the shelf Amilie de Varmont, Lou vet's novel in praise of divorce, which Adolphe had read aloud to her in courting-days. Sophie at last collected herself to ask, ' Citizeness, --I know little of Paris and its ways, --is it now an imprudence to enter the Tuileries Garden alone? It seemed empty and quiet, so I did not draw back...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236978560
  • 9781236978561