Mordaunt: Sketches of Life, Characters, and Manners, in Various Countries; Including the Memoirs of a French Lady of Quality, Volume 2

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G. G. and J. Robinson, 1800
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Page 206 - I'm sure I love you as much.'— Dear boy ! but he is gone for ever ! "He grew up to be a man. He married, and tried to do every thing to make me happy. Poor fellow ! after a time, he seemed tired of a still life; and some loose companions persuaded him, that it would be better for him, and his family, to serve in the wars. — He resolved to go; although his wife and I begged and prayed that he would not. — He did go. — However, he was always sending us money, and kind letters, and often called...
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Page 72 - ... lay in his heart. His countenance was frightful. Children shut their eyes, and screamed at the sight of this man. His head sustained a frightful exuberance of bushy hair, black as tar, and stiff as the bristles of a hog ; his complexion was cadaverous ; his features haggard ; his eyes sanguine ; he looked very much like a villain and murderer ; and he was a much greater villain and murderer than he looked like.
Page 71 - There was nothing that could mislead the judgment in the outward appearance of Collot d'Herbois — all his deceit lay in his heart. His countenance was frightful. Children shut their eyes, and screamed at the sight of this man. His head sustained a frightful exuberance of bushy hair, black as tar, and stiff as the bristles of a hog ; his complexion was cadaverous ; his features haggard ; his eyes sanguine; he looked very much like a villain and...

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