Mrs. Lancelot; A Comedy Of Assumptions

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byMaurice Henry Hewlett

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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.1912 Excerpt: ... Ill GENIUS LOCI GERVASE declared that he felt the entry into Italy by some subtle stirring of the blood, which changed his human vesture and reduced him from the state of civilized, black-coated man to that infinitely finer thing, the unsophisticated child of Nature. Whether that were so or not--and Georgiana believed it to be true--whether he could ever have been considered civilized in our ordinary understanding of civic being, certain it is that from Genoa onwards he ceased to accept the Duke's hospitality. When the party was settled at the Villa Medicea on the bosky slopes of Fiesole, he was understood to be occupying a cave in the woods which hide the Mensola from vulgar eyes. He never appeared in company at the Villa; he was seldom seen by any of the inhabitants of it; his rare visits to them were of the nature of monitions of storm. He stalked about the shrubberies, scowling, with folded arms; he lectured Lady Caroline upon the frivolity of her pursuits, not as loving whom he chastened by any means, but using the language of lofty indignation, becoming, no doubt, to a god, but unacceptable by the daughter of a marquis and wife of a baron from the son of a half-pay officer. The Duke was very much amused, and sought still more diversion in drawing the young man out; but Gervase would have none of his dry comments. Gervase regarded him just now as the jailer of Georgiana, and had him in horror. He told his perplexed mistress that her name should be more properly Susanna. "I shudder," he said, "I burn for your shame, that you should be here--maintained here--to feed the eyes of these horrible persons. And beyond your prison walls, outside this madhouse of a villa, is Italy, baring her warm breasts, holding open her generous arms to shelter you and me." W...

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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.1912 Excerpt: ... Ill GENIUS LOCI GERVASE declared that he felt the entry into Italy by some subtle stirring of the blood, which changed his human...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217238173

ISBN - 13:9780217238175

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