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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 435

Volume 17, New Series, May 1, 1852

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1852
Language: English
Wordcount: 22,325 / 71 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.8
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 425
Added to site: 2006.07.08
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Genre: Periodical
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roval of the ladies. All these excellent judges agreed that he was a nice, quiet, agreeable person; and 'so handsome!' At least the seven members of an English family, who had come to visit Chambord, and lingered at the hotel a week--five of them were daughters--all expressed this opinion of M. Jerome; and even a supercilious French lady, with a particle attached to her name, admitted that he was 'very well.'

One day, a new face appeared at table to interest me; and as the mysterious gentleman and his diamond ring had puzzled me for a fortnight, during which I had made no progress towards ascertaining his real position and character, I was not sorry to have my attention a little diverted by a mysterious lady. Madame de Mourairef--a Russian name, thought I--was a very agreeable person to look at; much more so to me than M. Jerome. She was not much past twenty years of age; small, slight, elegant in shape, if not completely so in manners; and with one of those charming little faces which you can analyse

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