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Return to Holland

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Author: Giacomo Casanova (Jacques Casanova de Seingalt)
Published: 1894
Language: English
Wordcount: 41,083 / 116 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.4
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 569
mnybks.net#: 1597
Genre: Biography

Translated by Arthur Machen.

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t us to a good deal of expense, we were short of money, and borrowed from the till hoping to be able to make up the money before balancing-day, but hoping all in vain.

"The fathers of my two companions, richer than mine, paid the sums they had taken, and I, not being able to pay, took the part of escaping by flight from the shame and the punishment I should have undergone.

"Madame Manzoni advised me to throw myself on your mercy, and she gave me a little box which you shall have to-day. I only got to Paris yesterday, and have only two louis, a little linen, and the clothes on my back. I am twenty-five, have an iron constitution, and a determination to do all in my power to make an honest living; but I can do nothing. I have not cultivated any one talent in a manner to make use of it now. I can play on the flute, but only as an amateur. I only know my own language, and I have no taste for literature. So what can you make of me? I must add that I have not a single expectation, least of all from my

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