It must be confessed, that flattery comes mighty
easily to one's mouth in the presence of royalty.
--Letters of Stephen Montague.
'Tis he.--How came he thence--what doth he here?
I had received for that evening (my last at Paris) an invitation from the First Page Next Page Last Page
Duchesse de B--. I knew that the party was to be small, and that very few
besides the royal family would compose it. I had owed the honour of this
invitation to my intimacy with the _____s, the great friends of the
duchesse, and I promised myself some pleasure in the engagement.
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