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A NOVEL

BY

MRS GORE,

AUTHOR OF “MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS," "STORY

OF A ROYAL FAVOURITE," ETC.

“Ce gros Suisse ayant apporté dans sa cabane un panier rempli de grenouilles,

dont il comptait me régaler, mes valets de bouche lui montrèrent qu'il s'y
trouvait mêlés des crapauds.”
“Ma foi,' répondit-il,—tant pis pour eux."".

MEMOIRES DE MONTLUC.

IN THREE VOLUME S.

VOL. II.

LONDON:
HENRY COLBURN, PUBLISHER,

GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET.

1846.

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PEERS AND PARVENUS.

CHAPTER I.

Quant è bella giovinezza,
Che si fugge tutta via!
Chi vorrà esser lieto, sia,
Di doman non è certezza!

LORENZO DI MEDICI.

“Is Lord John Howard really riding to-day?” inquired Cleve of Fairfax, as they were returning late in the afternoon, or rather early in the evening, a few days after the foregoing conversation, from an archæological expedition to the islands of Torcello and Mazorbo.

“ Certainly!—The duke called for him before I set out. As the Clevelands are staying at the same hotel with him, they

VOL: II.

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