I have sent, for your private consideration, a list of the contents of this curious piece, which I shall perhaps subjoin, with your approbation, to the third volume of my Tale, in case the printer's devil should continue
impatient for copy, when the whole of my narrative has been imposed.
The learned among them confess the absurdity of this doctrine; but the practice still continues
, in compliance to the vulgar.
But do let us get by, my dear count," continues
the brat, with a saucy curtsey.
If the gallant be unable to pay him, he is committed to prison, and continues
there during the husband's pleasure, who, if he sets him at liberty before the whole fine be paid, obliges him to take an oath that he is going to procure the rest, that he may be able to make full satisfaction.
Now, maiden, before this wedding continues
, whom will you have to husband?
As long as the reason of man continues
fallible, and he is at liberty to exercise it, different opinions will be formed.
Once in the middle of each week a Law of Nature compels us to move to and fro with a rhythmic motion of more than usual violence, which continues
for the time you would take to count a hundred and one.
But I had voluntarily stripped myself of all those balancing instincts by which even the worst of us continues
to walk with some degree of steadiness among temptations; and in my case, to be tempted, however slightly, was to fall.
But," resumed she to whom the cardinal addressed this flattering compliment, "if, in spite of all these reasons, the duke does not give way and continues
to menace France?
It was not fair of her to treat us in that way, and as long as she continues
in the mind with which heaven has now endowed her, so long shall we go on eating up your estate; and I do not see why she should change, for she gets all the honour and glory, and it is you who pay for it, not she.
Then, when he has amended his ways, and grown gentler (even though he still continues
to be loaded with official work), he will come to be accounted a virtuous, decent citizen who has deserved well of his comrades, rendered obedience to his superiors, wished noone any evil, preserved the fear of God in his heart, and died lamented.
Of these," continues
he, "with the newly developed talent of a man-milliner, I speedily constructed turbans a la Turque, and fanciful head-gears of divers conformations.