The Duc De Lauzun And The Court Of Marie Antoinette

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byGaston Maugras

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...de Broglie, " and nothing is more common in society than to see the grossest flirtations of courtezans interrupted by genuflections and repeated crossing themselves as the Angelus rings." The men were supposed to be excessively jealous, and all the windows were carefully closed with shutters and iron bars. All the officers from the Royal frigates, enchanted at finding themselves on land for a few days, hurried on shore to visit the town and the neighbourhood, each following his fancy or his convenience. The worthy Se'gur thought he could not do better than call on the representative of his native country, and he persuaded his comrades to go with him. The French Consul's name was Perez. Having had occasion as a young man to go to Terceira on business, he had married and settled there. He was delighted to see his fellow countrymen, and invited them to dinner. The meal, though simple, seemed excellent to the young travellers: a very good joint, capital fish, delicious wine and fresh spring water, delighted them. To do honour to his guests Perez made his wife dine at table with them--an amiable native of the town of about five and thirty, and very dark, who had never in her life eaten in the presence of strangers. " Her glee was really touching," says M. de Broglie, " and she expressed herself entirely in Portuguese, which necessitated much vivacity in the eyes, both hers and ours." In this style of conversation Lauzun distinguished himself above his companions, and the Senhora Perez soon began to favour him with very languishing looks. After dinner the Consul led the party to a little house in the midst of a lemon garden, where they took a siesta, and where new milk and fruit were served. But the worthy Perez was a man of limited...

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...de Broglie, " and nothing is more common in society than to see the grossest flirtations of courtezans interrup...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:126 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217755585

ISBN - 13:9780217755580

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