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Pelham, Vol. 2
E. B. Lytton

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VOLUME II. 

CHAPTER XIX. 

Alea sequa vorax species certissima furti
Non contenta bonis, animum quoque perfida mergit;--
Furca, furax--infamis, iners, furiosa, ruina.
Petrarch: Dial. 

I dined the next day at the Freres Provencaux; an excellent
restaurateur's, by-the-by, where one gets irreproachable gibier, and
meets no English.  After dinner, I strolled into the various gambling
houses, with which the Palais Royal abounds. 

In one of these, the crowd and heat were so great, that I should
immediately have retired if I had not been struck with the extreme and

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