The Woman of the World; A Novel Volume 1

The Woman of the World; A Novel 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. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...asked to ' look delightfully with all our might, ' and hold our peace. You are the very man for our money!--Ottavio Sforza will desire nothing better than to fit you out, in compliment to his sister's picture; and we are to be grouped together by the young artist who is copying the Pompeii frescoes for St. Paul. All that remains for your ladyship is to curtsey your thanks to Sir William Helmsley for his amiable acquiescence, and smile away the few remaining scruples that darken his brows." 4 Lady Adelaide did as she was required. But she trived to throw so much cordiality into her thanks, ai to suggest the extreme caution to which she was compelled by the peculiar delicacy of her situation, till Helmas ley was alternately gratified by the compliment of bM choice, and humbled fry the tacit admission that he w-_ reckoned the least dangerous man in Naples. Meanwhile he was fairly embarked in the schemed Disinclined as he might be to engage in similar levities, he was ashamed to recede, ashamed to betray the weakness and vacillation of his mind. Lady Adelaide had thanked him--Gerald warmly echoed her thanks; while Moorsom and the St. Pauls, who were to form part of the group, complimented him on his obligingness. Early on the following morning, appeared Ottavio Sforza and the costumier, sketch and measures in hand, to equip the reserved Northamptonshire baronet to figure in a pageant, as the tenderest of poets and of lovers! CHAPTER XVII. Men are but children of a larger growth. Pope. Were confirmation wanting to the truth of the poet's dictum, it might be found in the eagerness with which beings, self-styled rational, engage in the puppet-shows of fashionable life--in tableaux, costumed balls, and masquerades. The mummeries of...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236631455
  • 9781236631459