Who Breaks--Pays (Italian Proverb)

Who Breaks--Pays (Italian Proverb)

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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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...a word which she believed referred to Giuliani. "As to him, he has retrograted into a constitutionalist, sees no hope for Italy but in Piedmont: that party increases. It is not he individually, but his name counts, and he is honest." To an observation of Mons. Ix the princess replied, --"Aflaire de cwur. Bah! one of those men who has no blood in his veins." Mons.Vertengris was singing, and just at this interesting crisis sent forth a volume of voice that overpowered every other sound. Mrs. Townsend afterwards tried to persuade Lill to sing, but in vain, spite of Sir Mark's frowns; the English girl was really afraid of the two Parisian ladies. The guests at last slipped away one by one; Mons. Vertengris standing before Mrs. Townsend for at least three minutes and a half, and then for as long before Lill, with his feet drawn close together, his hat in both hands in a line with his knees, and his head bent down on his chest. It was Mons. Vertengris' way of taking leave, and expressive of his most distinguished sentiments. The ladies bowed and curtsied themselves away under Mons. Ix's guard, and the Tuftons alone remained. "Who is that woman with the moustache?" asked Sir Mark, gruffly. "Woman? what woman?" repeated Mrs. Townsend with an artless air. She had drawn Lill down on the sofa by her side, and was playing with a curl of her hair. "Well, that lady, if you choose to call her so." "Oh! Madame la Princesse de--, born Countess--" The names were too historical for even Sir Mark to sneer at. "And the other, with her saucy face?" "Madame de Verneuil. I believe she has no title to offend you." "And where are the husbands of...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236941926
  • 9781236941923