My Friend Prospero

My Friend Prospero

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My Friend Prospero by Henry Harland

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1903

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"A story like this, so sweet, so pure, so bright, so full of love and laughter, is delicious... All the world loves these lovers."--Nashville American.A comedy of sunny Italy, enacted by a princess, a nobleman, a fairy godmother, and a delightful child.

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te he pulled a long face, and made big, ominous eyes.

"I feel I ought to warn you," he said in a portentous voice, "that some of us are mere marquises--of the house of Carabas."

Lady Blanchemain, her whole expansive person, simmered with enjoyment.

"Bless you," she cried, "those are the ducalest, for marquises--of the house of Carabas--are men of dash and spirit, born to bear everything before them, and to marry the King's daughter."

With that, she had a moment of abstraction. Again, her eyeglass up, she glanced round the walls--hung, in this octagonal room, with dim-coloured portraits of women, all in wonderful toilets, with wonderful hair and head-gear, all wonderfully young and pleased with things, and all four centuries dead. They caused her a little feeling of uneasiness, they were so dead and silent, and yet somehow, in their fixed postures, with their unblinking eyes, their unvarying smiles, so--as it seemed to her--so watchful, so intent; and it was a relief to turn from th

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