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. 1859 Excerpt: ... without which I could not be happy; when Don Alphonso interrupted me, saying, 'My dear Gil Bias, I will introduce you to a lady, who will be overjoyed to see you.' With these words he took me v the hand, and led me into the apartment of Seraphina, who screamed with joy when she saw me. 'Madam, ' said the governor, I bes lieve the arrival of our friend Santillane at Valencia is as agreeable to you as to me.' 'That is what he ought to be convinced of, ' answered she: ' time has not made me lose the remembrance of the service he did'me; and to the gratitude I myself owe him, I add that which I ought to have on your account.' I told the lady governess, that I was but too well requited for the danger I had shared with her deliverers, in exposing my life for her sake. After many mutual compliments, Don Alphonso brought me back from Seraphina's apartment, and we rejoined Don Czsar, whom we found in a hall with several persons of quality, who came there to dinner. All these gentlemen saluted me with great politeness; and were the more civil to me, because Don Citsar had told them, that I was once one of the Duke of Lerma's principal secretaries. Perhaps, likewise, the greatest part of them knew, it was by my credit that Don Alphonso had obtained the government of Valencia; for every thing is known. Be that as it will, when we were at table, the new cardinal was the whole subject of the discourse. Some gave, or affected to give, him great commendations, while others seasoned their praise with some severe sneers. From hence I concluded, that they wanted I should enlarge upon his eminence, and make them merry at his expense. I had some inclina tion to disclose my sentiments of him; but I restrained my tongue: and this silence made me pass, in the opinion of the company...
|Book:||The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane Volume 1|
|Author:||Alain Ren Le Sage|
|Number of Pages:||00228|
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