Tales and Novels — Volume 07

By Maria Edgeworth

  • Release Date : 1849-05-22
  • Genre : Culture, Places & People
  • FIle Size : 0.50 MB


Tales and Novels — Volume 07 This is a tale and novel book. A Frenchman, it will be allowed, can contrive to say more, and to tell more of his private history in a given time, than could be accomplished by a person of any other nation. In the few minutes before dinner he found means to inform the company, that he was private secretary and favourite of the minister of a certain German court. To account for his having taken his passage in a Dutch merchant vessel, and for his appearing without a suitable suite, he whispered that he had been instructed to preserve a strict incognito, from which, indeed, nothing but the horrors of the preceding night could have drawn him.