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The International Weekly Miscellany - Volume I, No. 4

July 22, 1850

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1850
Language: English
Wordcount: 32,879 / 102 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 43.3
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 452
Added to site: 2007.06.28
mnybks.net#: 17477
Genre: Periodical
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s treats men of learning, poets and artists, as if they were mantua-makers or hair-dressers; and which must ever value social tact and the tone which is only to be acquired in good society, higher than all studies and arts upon which any one possessed of these properties is in a condition to pass judgment without having spent any time in their investigation. Marmontel is therefore honest enough to admit that he and his friends, as well as Madame Geoffrin herself, were accustomed to make a full parade when foreign princes, ministers, and celebrated men or women dined at the house. On such occasions especially, Madame Geoffrin displayed all the charms of her mind, and called to us, "now let us be agreeable."

Geoffrin's house was the first school of bon ton in Europe: Stanislaus Poniatowsky, even after he became King of Poland, addressed her by the tender name of mother, invited her to Warsaw, and received her as a personage of high distinction. All the German courts which followed the fashion, p

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