A Winter in Paris; Or, Memoirs of Madame de C**** Volume 2

A Winter in Paris; Or, Memoirs of Madame de C**** Volume 2

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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: ... It may naturally be supposed that I was reduced to the extreme of poverty, and bitter to me was the loss of those gratifications., which had become in a manner necessary to my existence; but still more cutting and cruel to my soul was the neglect and contempt with which I saw myself regarded by those who had lately called themselves my friends and companions. My mind was. not sufficiently strong to bear these evils with fortitude, and I was often madly tempted to aim my stiletto at my heart, and thus end my woes; and would to heaven that no unseen power had withheld my hand! if blood was destined to be the price of my indiscretion, would that it had been my own: what exquisite remorse and misery would have been spared the wretched Antonio. "Soon after this period, my brother Lorenzo lost his wife, who only survived the birth of a daughter two days, and he remained inconsolable for Ginevra's death. Finding his melancholy daily increase, he left this place, and went into Switzerland with his infant daughter, intending to reside some time among the mountains, and seek relief from those unhappy sensations which pursued him in his favourite occupations of painting and reading." j Here Antonio paused. "I cannot well describe the precise nature of those ideas which crowded info njy mind, ag I listened with fearful attention to the concluding part of my brother's narrative, and my bewildered thoughts followed Lorenzo with horror into Switzerland, where I knew he had perished in an untimely manner. "Unconsciously I withdrew my hand, which Antonio had firmly grasped, and gazed at him in silent consternation, dreading lest the next sentence he would utter should confirm the dreadful surmise which began to open upon my soul....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
  • 1236513452
  • 9781236513458