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. 1803. Excerpt: ... t penfe of another. The circumstance has fortunately made its way but little into the world, owing to the care and silence of those immediately concerned. Excuse me therefore, Madam," very gravely, " if, upon a subject of so delicate a nature, I consider myself bound to withhold, even from you, information which you seem so particularly interested to obtain." I sat upon thorns. Madame de Sainval was aware she had gone toe far, and endeavoured to turn it off in joke. " You are indulgent, indeed, Sir George, if you always give to a woman's idle curiosity the credit of particular meaning. I thank you in the name of my sex," said she gayly. He smiled, but gave no answer; and I much doubt her having succeeded in doing away the impression her inquisitiveness had seemed to make. Sir George turned his eyes anxiously upon me, as I let down the glass for air. The motion of a carriage does, you know, sometimes make me giddy; and I earnestly hope he did not attribute to any other cause the frequent changes of colour, of which I was sensible in myself. " You are far from strong yet, Louisa," observed the Marchioness, wishing to account to him for them; " this little excursion has been almost too much for you; I shall not take you to the Duchess's circle tonight." It was, perhaps, my own consciousness that interpreted the expression of Sir George Rutland's countenance, at that moment, into incredulity. Certainly, as he fays, he has no right to exculpate one friend at the expense of another; but why attempt to make a mystery of a thing that still must have made some noise? since Madame de Remines said it had increased the watchfulness of all the convents in and about Paris. Madame de Sainval is sure, that, by means of this clew, she shall come at it among some of her ow...
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