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I took a tremendous fancy to her, and she returned my passion as far as she could. They kept such a tight rein on her that she could do very little, and when I left the convent she had to give me up. I was not of her monde; I am not now, either, but we sometimes meet. They are terrible people—her monde; all mounted upon stilts a mile high, and with pedigrees long in proportion. It is the skim of the milk of the old noblesse. Do you know what a Legitimist is, or an Ultramontane? Go into Madame de Cintre’s drawing-room some afternoon, at five o’clock, and you will see the best preserved specimens.
Gallantry: Tapferkeit, Edelmut. graces: Anmut. importunate: aufdringlich, zudringlich. misshapen: mißgestaltet, unförmig, verunstaltet. rapture: Entzücken, Begeisterung. shyness: Schüchternheit, Scheu, Verschlossenheit, Zurückhaltung, Zaghaftigkeit, Verlegenheit, Scheuheit, Geniertheit. submissive: gehorsam, unterwürfig, untergeordnete, geduldig, gelassen, hündisch, untergebene, untertänig, untergeben. thankless: undankbar. theoretic: theoretisch. visionary: visionär, hellseherisch, vorhersehend, vorausahnend, seherisch, eingebildet.
The portress could not tell him whether Madame de Cintre was visible; he would please to apply at the farther door. He crossed the court; a gentleman was sitting, bareheaded, on the steps of the portico, playing with a beautiful pointer. He rose as Newman approached, and, as he laid his hand upon the bell, said with a smile, in English, that he was afraid Newman would be kept waiting; the servants were scattered, he himself had been ringing, he didn’t know what the deuce was in them. He was a young man, his English was excellent, and his smile very frank.