Works in Baudry's Edition; de L'Orme Volume 10

Works in Baudry's Edition; de L'Orme Volume 10

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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. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ...am well aware, Monsieur le Comte de l'Orme," said he, " that the utmost secrecy and discretion are required in an agent of your character; and that, of course, you are bound to communicate with no one who cannot show you some authority for so doing; but if you will look at that letter from Monsieur de N oyers, one of your ministers, and written also, as you will see, by the express command of his eminence of Richelieu, you will have no longer, I am sure, any hesitation of informing me clearly what aid, and assistance your government intends to give us in our present enterprise." I took the letter which he offered, but replied without opening it, "I am afraid, sir, that you greatly mistake the character in which I am here. You must look upon me simply as a French gentleman whom accident has conducted to your city, unauthorised and, indeed, incompetent to communicate with any body upon aflairs of state, and probably more in the dark than yourself, in regard to what aid, assistance, or countenance the French government intends to give to the people of Catalonia." The corregidor shook his head, and opened his eyes, and seemed very much astonished. After falling into a reverie however, for a moment or two, he began to-look wiser and replied, "Well, sir, I admire your prudence and discretion, and doubtless you act according to the orders of your government, but at the same time I must beg that, when you write to France, you will inform his eminence of Richelieu, that the Catalonian people are not to be trifled with, and that having, under promises of assistance from the French government, thrown ofl' the Castilian yoke, we expect that France will immediately realise her promises, or we must apply to some...show more

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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 331g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236579240
  • 9781236579249