“Very sorry, monsieur; but I was here first, and will not sail second.”
She and Miss Rose thus read together many delightful French and English works, among which may be mentioned those of the learned Dr. Smollett, of the ingenious Mr. Henry Fielding, of the graceful and fantastic Monsieur Crebillon the younger, whom our immortal poet Gray so much admired, and of the universal Monsieur de Voltaire.
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“How I came there, or rather why I am there,” replied Bonacieux, “that is entirely impossible for me to tell you, because I don’t know myself; but to a certainty it is not for having, knowingly at least, disobliged Monsieur the Cardinal.”
“He calls me his dear Monsieur,” said the mercer to himself. “
We will see, my dear monsieur, if you can handle a sword as skillfully as you can a dice box.”