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Jacques Casanova

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MILAN AND MANTUA 

CHAPTER XX 

Slight Misfortunes Compel Me to Leave Venice--My Adventures in Milan
and Mantua 

On Low Sunday Charles paid us a visit with his lovely wife, who
seemed totally indifferent to what Christine used to be.  Her hair
dressed with powder did not please me as well as the raven black of
her beautiful locks, and her fashionable town attire did not, in my
eyes, suit her as well as her rich country dress.  But the
countenances of husband and wife bore the stamp of happiness.
Charles reproached me in a friendly manner because I had not called
once upon them, and, in order to atone for my apparent negligence, I
went to see them the next day with M.  Dandolo.  Charles told me that
his wife was idolized by his aunt and his sister who had become her
bosom friend; that she was kind, affectionate, unassuming, and of a
disposition which enforced affection.  I was no less pleased with

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