A Voyage to the Moon

A Voyage to the Moon

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"[...]"libertins"; for he has left a series of "Love-Letters" which must almost exactly have suited the taste of those who prepared Discourses on the Tender Passion. He probably had many duels still, for Lebret tells us that he served a hundred times as second-the round number is to be taken as such-and any one acquainted with the epoch, or with the Three Musketeers of Dumas, knows that the seconds fought as well as the principals. Lebret adds, to be sure, that he never had a quarrel on his own account, but we may perhaps take this as a bit of the conscientious "white-washing" which Lebret could not refrain from in speaking of his friend's reputation; for we know enough of his character even from Lebret, and of his life from other sources, to make a gentle peacefulness, so out of keeping with the epoch, somewhat doubtful; and then there was his nose. The Nose is authentic also. It appears in all the portraits, of which there[...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 154g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507543751
  • 9781507543757

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