Autobiography: A Collection of the Most Instructive and Amusing Lives Ever Published, 第 29 卷

Whittaker, Treacher, and Arnot, 1830

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第 15 頁 - They did promise and vow three things in my name. First, that I should renounce the devil and all his works, the pomps and vanities of this wicked world, and all the sinful lusts of the flesh.
第 22 頁 - ... laughed at their jealousy, which I resolved to increase. Besides, how could I resist a mousquetaire, who perhaps sacrificed a duchess to me, perhaps ten, and as many countesses and marchionesses ? Poor Nicolas was then forsaken. I forgot that with him an honourable marriage would crown our loves. Had I listened to my heart it would have guided me wisely, but I abandoned myself to my vanity, and my vanity destroyed me. As much as my first lover had endeavoured to preserve my reputation, so much...
第 17 頁 - The inquiry troubled me, and I replied to it trembling with embarrassment, so much did I dread a repetition of the scene with Brigitte; but my answer produced no such effect ; these worthy people thought it quite well enough that I was a milliner, since I was nothing else. The family kept me as long as they could. They took me for a walk on the boulevards, and after the walk we went to the theatre. It was the first time such a pleasure had been presented to me ; it so completely laid hold of my mind...
第 92 頁 - ... occurred within their jurisdiction, in order that, being forwarded to the king, they might aid in distracting his mind from the heavy cares of government. Alas ! how many strange and eventful things have I since learned by similar channels. The supper terminated, the king's friends remained some time conversing with us. Whilst these noblemen were busily celebrating my praises in words sufficiently loud to reach the king's ear, the baron de Gonesse, standing by my side, was prosecuting his suit...
第 88 頁 - II., and spoke with undisguised spleen and ill-humor of the exploits of his brother of Prussia. The habit of commanding, and the prompt obedience he had ever met with, had palled upon his mind, and impressed him with feelings of indifference for all things which thus appeared so easily obtained; and this satiety and consequent listlessness was by many construed into melancholy of disposition. He disliked any appearance of opposition to his will; not that he particularly resented the opposition itself,...
第 59 頁 - Oh, as to that you may be sure, King or no King, I shall alter none of my ways for him." " Good. Now I have a favour to ask of you ; it is that you will to-day look smilingly on the fool Morand." " On whom ? on that hateful creature ? " "On him, and for reasons good and potent. He is an agent whom we stand in need of." " I think he is already in love with me.
第 85 頁 - ... of tossing upon a sleepless pillow, he arose at the first break of day, reproached me for slumbering so long, and allowed me neither peace nor rest till I joined him dressed for our journey. At length we set out. According to our agreement with Lebel, I was closely muffled up in my large coleclu.
第 283 頁 - ... trouble to ascertain my name and abode. My abode ! Let all, as they value themselves, avoid meeting me there ; for when they enter it, it will be never to quit it more. Who am I? That can only be known when this life has been exchanged for another. I charge you, Madame, to command the lieutenant, M. de Sartines, to cease his researches after me ; they would be fruitless, and might only compromise your safety. Remember, I predicted your good fortune; was I not correct?
第 50 頁 - ... unknown kept himself at a respectful distance. I continued walking towards the Champs Elysees, when suddenly a grey and cold fog came on, which became momentarily so dense that I could not distinguish an object at four paces. However, I continued my walk, not without some alarm, when I heard someone walking close behind me. I turned round in some fear, and found myself face to face with the unknown.