Gallantry; an eighteenth century dizain in ten comedies, with an afterpiece
by James Branch Cabell
ISBN 0217720102 (0-217-72010-2)
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Book summary: 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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... magnanimity must to the unprejudiced appear profuse and his behavior tolerably heroic. "These are very absurd phrases," Marian considered, "since you will never love any one, I think--however much you may admire the color of her eyes--one-quarter so sincerely as you will always love John Bulmer. Or perhaps you, too, have only to wait a little, Jack, till in her time and season the elect woman shall come to you, just as she comes to most men,--and then, for once in your existence, you will be sincere." i "I go, provisionally, to seek this paragon at Dover," said his Grace of Ormskirk, and he lifted her fingers toward his smiling lips; "but I shall bear in mind, my dear, even in Dover, that sincerity is a devilishly expensive virtue." I It was on the thirteenth day of April that they signed the Second Treaty of Dover, which not only confirmed its predecessor of Aix-la-Chapelle, but in addition, with the brevity of lightning, demolished the last Stuarts' hope of any further aid from France. And the French ambassador subscribed it with a chuckle. "For on this occasion, Jean," he observed, as he pushed the paper from him, "I think that honors are fairly even. You obtain peace at home, and in India we obtain assistance for Dupleix; good, the benefit is quite mutual; and accordingly, my friend, I must still owe you one for that Bavarian business." Ormskirk was silent until he had the churchwarden he had just ignited aglow. "'That was the evening I had you robbed and beaten by footpads, was it not? Faith, Gaston, I think you should rather be obliged to me, since it taught you never to carry important papers in your pocket what time you go about your affairs of gallantry." "That beating with great sticks," the Duc de Puysange considered, "was the...
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