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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1879-1880-608

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608 GENERAL LITERATURE AND SCIENCE know of fear nor could danger deter him from carrying out his work -Prescott And also It is really astonishing what mischievous effect those few passages produced on my mind In London one book drives out another-one impression however deep is effaced by the next shaking of the sand but was then in the country for unluckily for me Lord Davenant had been sent away on some special embassy Left alone with my nonsense set about as soon as was able to assemble an audience around me to exhibit myself in the character of female politician and believe had notion at the same time of being the English Corinne Rochefoucauld the dexterous anatomist of self-love says that we confess our small faults to persuade the world that we have no larger ones But for my part feel that there are some small faults more difficult to me to confess than any large ones Affectation for instance it is some- thing so little so paltry it is more than crime-it is ridicule believe did make myself completely ridiculous am glad Lord Davenant was not by- it lasted but short time Our dear good friend Dumont could not bear to see it his regard for Lord Davenant urged him the more to disen- chant me and bring me back before his return to my natural form The disenchantment was rather rude Edgeworth Translate the following idiomatic extract into English Mme Pernelle C'est que je ne puis voir tout ce monage-ci Et que de me complaire on ne prend nul souci Oui je sors de chez vous fort mal edifioe Dans toutes mes legons j'y suis contraride On n'y respecte rien chacun parle haut Et c'est tout justement la cour du roi Potaud Vous faites la discrete Et vous n'y touchez pas tant vous semblez doucette Mais il n'est comme on dit pire eau que l'eau qui dort Et vous menez sous chape un train que je hais fort
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