The Secret Memoires of the Duc De Roquelaure (volume 4) by Gaston-jean-baptiste Roquelaure

The Secret Memoires of the Duc De Roquelaure (volume 4)

Gaston-jean-baptiste Roquelaure
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  • ISBN
    9781154145472 / 1154145476
  • Title The Secret Memoires of the Duc De Roquelaure (volume 4)
  • Author Gaston-jean-baptiste Roquelaure
  • Format
  • Year 2010
  • Pages 84
  • Publisher
    General Books
  • Imprint General Books
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 900mm x 600mm x 152mm


The book has no illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from the publisher's website (GeneralBooksClub.com). You can also preview excerpts of the book there. Purchasers are also entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Volume: 4; Original Publisher: Privately printed; Publication date: 1897; Subjects: France; History / Europe / France; Travel / Europe / France;

Publisher Description

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. 1897 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER LIV The wedding of Antonio and Maria—The fete in the garden—The fair Spaniard—The bolero—I dance it with Maria—The fandango—The grove—Antonio and Senora Nerina de Xenarez—Strange threats—Surrender—I make the acquaintance of the young Ines—Her portrait—Her sadness—She does not dance—At sixteen —Secret of her sadness—She recounts her misfortunes to me—The end of the fete—Midnight—To return to Nerina—The sad Antonio's melancholy dilemma—I determine to rescue him—The nuptial couch—Nerina's room—One in lieu of the other—The strange way in which I make the acquaintance of a very pretty and very interesting senora—A dangerous beginning—A reasonable conversation—A lesson in morals—A service that old Valentio renders me without intending it—The rest of my conversation with Nerina—Will she go to bed? Will she not?—Long negotiation thereupon—Nerina in bed—Impression made upon me by the delightful sight offered to my eyes—Description of certain mysterious points of detail—An inward struggle—I am unable to resist—Nerina and I begin to come to an understanding—A perfect agreement—A little address to those gloomy philosophers who may take umbrage at my behaviour. I Do not remember having ever been present at a merrier fete than that given at the wedding of Maria and Antonio Carral. After a repast which was worthy of the occasion, and followed at once upon the ceremony in church, those invited betook themselves to Valentio's garden, every walk of which was soon filled by a crowd of guests, men and women, youths and maids. The latter especially were so numerous that I asked Antonio what was the cause of such a gathering. “My wife,” he replied, with a proud accent that displayed all the happiness he felt in using the word—"m...

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The Secret Memoires of the Duc De Roquelaure (volume 4)