A Winter in Paris; Or, Memoirs of Madame de C**** Volume 1

A Winter in Paris; Or, Memoirs of Madame de C**** Volume 1

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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. 1811 edition. Excerpt: ...turned; while every trait of countenance and line of feature indicated sense and intelligence, and when he spoke, the tones of his voice fell "soft as the fleeces of descending snows; melting they fall and iinkinto the heart." Francois Paul De Rimini, three and thirty years of age, was the youngest of three brothers, descended from the ancient sovereigns of that name in Romagna, in Italy: his eldest brother, the late Marquis, perished prematurely in Switzerland several years ago, and his infant daughter shared the same fate; the present marquis, a very eccentric character, had retired from all puhlic affairs, and resided at his ancient Castle of Marino, seated on the Adriatic shore. The Rimini family were among those who joined the victorious army of the emperor Napoleon, and consequently retained their wealth and honours. Rimini was distinguished by royal favour, and promoted to the rank of commander of a division in the second regiment of guards, at that time stationed at Paris. It is not very easy to express precisely the character of de Linois, which nature had traced with a feeble unsteady hand: presenting few strong traits of feature to mark the resemblance: the only sentiment which appeared very decided was a sincere admiration of his own person, which, to say the truth, was extremely pretty: meek blue eyes and beautiful shining brown hair, nicely arranged in curls, shaded a forehead of alabaster, added to the attractions of a fine set of features, and a form, which though small, was very good: his manners were polished, but his deportment and conversation for the most part silly, empty, and vain; he was seldom observed to distinguish any of the fair sex by a marked preference, except with a view of mortifying a rival or wounding...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236609352
  • 9781236609359