Veronique; A Romance Volume 1

Veronique; A Romance Volume 1

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...Brighton, who have met together to talk over their reminiscences, is a caution, and beats all the books in their disfavour that were ever penned. But I have not been so fortunate. I received my information from your own mouths when I arrived in this country, where, you may depend upon it, Indian scandal always has its rise. Madras is like the adder who stings herself to death." "And what of Bengal and Bombay?" said Romer, laughing. ' "Oh! I know nothing of the sister Presidencies," returned Gordon Romilly, in the same strain; "but if what one hears of Simla and other places, is true, they have all three rightly earned their title to be considered feminine. For though want of something to talk about may make men descend to repeating stories, injurious to the characters of their friends, you may take your affidavit, Romer, that it is the women who provide them with the means. We may promulgate a scandal, but it is they who originate it." "Hear! hear! hear!" exclaimed Romer, sitting well back on his saddle, and sticking out his legs straight before him. "A Romilly come to judgment! Why, my dear fellow, you are quite a moralist! You must lecture on the subject as soon as you get back to Madras, and I'm sure all the ladies will flock to hear you, if only on account of the fascination attached to your name." "I daresay they would," said the A.D.C., carelessly; "but I don't intend to honour them. You may laugh at my arguments, Romer, as much as ever you like, but as long as you listen, and have nothing wherewith to answer me, I feel perfectly satisfied both with them and myself." And as Captain Romilly, bestriding his handsome Pegu, blew a thin...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236898923
  • 9781236898920