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Page 318 - PARIS HERSELF AGAIN. BY GEORGE AUGUSTUS SALA. WITH 350 CHARACTERISTIC ILLUSTRATIONS BY FRENCH ARTISTS. "On subjects like those in his present work, Mr. Sala is at his best." — The Times. " This book is one of the most readable that has appeared for many a day. Few Englishmen know so much of old and modern Paris as Mr. Sala.
Page 21 - The most favourite entertainment at this place is known as "tuff-ball" in which both sexes — innocent of clothing — madly join, stimulated with raw whisky and the music of a fiddle and a tin whistle.
Page 320 - LIFE, AND SAVING A DAUGHTER'S DOWRY. By E. About. COLOMBA, AND CARMEN. By P. Merimee. A WOMAN'S DIARY, AND THE LITTLE COUNTESS. By 0. Feuillet. ODETTE'S MARRIAGE. By A. Delpit. THE TOWER OF PERCEMONT. By George Sand. BLUE-EYED META HOLDENIS. By V. Cherbuliez. THE GODSON OF A MARQUIS. By A. Theuriet.
Page 318 - This book is one of the most readable that has appeared for many a day. Few Englishmen know so much of old and modern Paris as Mr. Sala. Endowed with a facility to extract humour from every phase of the world's stage, and blessed with a wondrous store of recondite lore, he outdoes himself when he deals with a city like Paris that he knows so well, and that affords such an opportunity for his pen."— Truth.
Page 319 - PERIL," &c. Illustrated with an Exact Representation of the Diamond Necklace, from a Contemporary Drawing, and a Portrait of the Countess de la Motte, engraved on Steel. " Had the most daring of our sensational novelists put forth the present plain unvarnished statement of facts as a work of fiction, it would have been denounced as so violating all probabilities as to be a positive insult to the common sense of the reader.
Page 319 - Public; and comprising a Sketch of the Life of the Countess de la Motte, pretended Confidant of Marie Antoinette, and Particulars of the Careers of the other Actors in this remarkable Drama. By HENRY VIZETELLY. Illustrated with an exact representation of the Diamond Necklace, and a Portrait of the Countess de la Motte, engraved on steel.
Page 211 - Her skin was dusky yellow, and tightly drawn at the nostrils and the cheek bones ; and evidently she had, since her marriage, taken such a thoroughly Chinese view of life, that her organs of vision were fast losing their European shape, and assuming that which coincided with her adopted nature.
Page 319 - Had the most daring of our sensational novelists put forth the present plain unvarnished statement of facts as a work of fiction, it would have been denounced as so violating all probabilities as to be a positive insult to the common sense of the reader. Yet strange, startling, incomprehensible as is the narrative which the author has here evolved, every word of it is true."— A otea and Querie*.
Page 3 - ... laid out his little stock to dry. Ginger's delight, when the landlord brought in along with a big loaf the half of a huge Cheshire cheese, was a sight to behold ; his amazement when the landlord left the room, leaving the half-cheese behind him, I will not attempt to describe. ' He's forgot it, ain't he ? ' he said, handling his knife as though sadly tempted to make the most of the innkeeper's mistake by slicing off a pound or so. ' No, he hasn't forgotten, my lad,' said I, ' he'll fetch it away...