The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction

The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction
Volume 14, No. 389, September 12, 1829

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arder, then very loudly; if no person answers, he turns the handle, and thus enters the antechamber. He then advances to the eating-room, penetrates even to the adjoining apartments, to see if there be any person there; returns, and if the key of the sideboard is not to be seen, he looks in all the places in which he knows it is generally deposited, and if he finds it, he instantly uses it to open the drawers, and taking out the plate, he places it generally in his hat, after which, he covers it with a napkin, or fine cambric handkerchief, which, by its texture and whiteness, announces the gentleman. Should the _bonjourier_, whilst on his enterprise, hear any person coming, he goes straight towards him, and accosting him, wishes him good morning (_le bonjour_) with a smiling and almost familiar air, and inquires if it be not Monsieur 'such a one,' to whom he has the honour of addressing himself. He is directed to the story higher or lower, and, then still smiling, evincing the utmost politeness and making a t

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