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The Beautiful Lady
Nothing could have been more painful to my sensitiveness than to occupy myself, confused with blushes, at the center of the whole world as a living advertisement of the least amusing ballet in Paris. To be the days sensation of the boulevards one must possess an eccentricity of appearance conceived by nothing short of genius; and my misfortunes had reduced me to present such to all eyes seeking mirth. It was not that I was one of those people in uniform who carry placards and strange figures upon their backs, nor that my coat was of rags; on the contrary, my whole costume was delicately rich and well chosen, of soft grey and fine linen (such as you see worn by a marquis in the pesage at Auteuil) according well with my usual air and countenance, sometimes esteemed to resemble my fathers, which were not wanting in distinction. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 5798
Author: Tarkington, Booth
Release Date: May 1, 2004
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