A Venetian Night, Or, Laurette's Wedding. Andre del Sarto. the Follies of Marianne. Fantasio. No Trifling with Love. Barberine Volume 3

A Venetian Night, Or, Laurette's Wedding. Andre del Sarto. the Follies of Marianne. Fantasio. No Trifling with Love. Barberine 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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...and an exile from my native land, as I am from my country in heaven, that is from the paradise of my dreams. I have no woman's heart to press to mine. I am accursed and silent. Elsb. What would you have with me, my dear sir? Are you mad, or are you asking for alms? Prince. How hard a task it would be to find words to express my feelings! I saw you passing, unaccompanied, in this garden path; I thought it my duty to throw myself at your feet, and offer you my company as far as the postern. Elsb. I am obliged to you. Do me the service to leave me undisturbed. (Exit.) Prince (alone). Can I have been wrong to accost her? Nevertheless, it was necessary, since I entertain the project of seducing her under my assumed garb. Yes, I did well to accost her. Nevertheless, she answered me in a disagreeable manner. Perhaps I ought not to have pressed her so strongly. Yet it was absolutely necessary, since her marriage is all but settled, and since I am to step into my deputy Marinoni's shoes. I was right to be so impassioned with her. But I dislike the answer. Can she have a false, hard heart? It would be well to sound the matter dexterously. (Exit.).. Scene III (An ante-chamber. Fantasio lying on a carpet.) Fant. What a delicious life is this jester's I I was tipsy yesterday, I think, when I assumed this costume, and presented myself at the palace; but upon my word, never did sound reason inspire me with an idea that was worth this act of folly. I make my appearance, and here I am accepted, petted, put on the books, and, better still, forgotten. I come and go in this palace as if I had lived in it all my life. I met the King a moment ago; he had not so much as the curiosity to look at me. His jester being dead, they told him, " Sire, here is another! " It is...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123667801X
  • 9781236678010
  • 2,276,252