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Comedy of Marriage and Other Tales

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Language: English
Wordcount: 60,187 / 181 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.7
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 3,078
mnybks.net#: 4763
Origin: gutenberg.org

La Paix Du Ménage -- Musotte -- Addenda -- The Lancer's Wife -- Hautot Senior And Hautot Junior -- No Quarter -- The Orphan -- A Lively Friend -- The Blind Man -- The Impolite Sex -- The Cake -- The Corsican Bandit -- The Duel

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SALLUS

Life in general--my husband--his mistresses--myself--and you.

JACQUES DE RANDOL

Your words--prove beyond a doubt that you do not love me.

MME. DE SALLUS

Why?

JACQUES DE RANDOL

You dare to say of love that it is not proper? If you loved me, it might be divine, but a loving woman would abhor a phrase which should contain such an idea. What! True love not proper?

MME. DE SALLUS

Possibly. It all depends upon the point of view. For myself, I see too much.

JACQUES DE RANDOL

What do you see?

MME. DE SALLUS

I see too well, too far, too clearly.

JACQUES DE RANDOL

You do not love me?

MME. DE SALLUS

If I did not love you--a little--I should have had no excuse for giving myself to you.

JACQUES DE RANDOL

A little--just sufficient to warrant that excuse!

MME. DE SALLUS

But I do not excuse myself: I accuse myself.

JACQUES DE RANDOL

Then you did love me a litt

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2011.01.12
Moses Jimmy
*****

This is an exciting and a most read for everyone preparing to go into marriage and those that are there alresdy.


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