Please to learn, madame, that I am not a girl to serve either bourgeoises or robines, and that instead of the miserable court at which you vegetate, I am going to reside in a court almost royal.
a royal court," said Madame de Saint-Remy, forcing a laugh; "a royal court
And I say once more,' resumed Madame, 'that you ought not to waltz with anybody but your own wife; and I will not bear it, Mantalini, if I take poison first.
Mr Mantalini did not finish the sentence, but he gave Madame Mantalini a very loud kiss, which Madame Mantalini returned; after which, there seemed to be some more kissing mixed up with the progress of the breakfast.
Madame Reuter placed herself at the table opposite to me.
Madame Reuter looked more like a joyous, free-living old Flemish fermiere, or even a maitresse d'auberge, than a staid, grave, rigid directrice de pensionnat.
You are fatigued," said madame
, raising her glance as she knotted the money.
I have passed a considerable part of my life in the East, madame
, and you are doubtless aware that the Orientals value only two things -- the fine breeding of their horses and the beauty of their women.
, I have not; but very likely I am on the road to it.
They have a still darker old house in the country Madame
de Cintre tells me, and there, during the summer this scheme must have been hatched.
The parlour of the convent would not open until morning, and surely a delay would annoy Madame
, so, in spite of her desire to see the other child, she went home.
Granson, Mariette, Madame
du Coudrai, Madame
du Ronceret, and through them the whole town, remarked that Madame
du Bousquier entered the church WITH HER LEFT FOOT,--an omen all the more dreadful because the term Left was beginning to acquire a political meaning.