On one occasion his friends made him believe that there existed the post of “fire-screen to the King,” and that it might possibly be given to him. In order to qualify himself, they persuaded him to stand frequently before the fire until his legs were quite scorched, assuring him when he wished to move away that if he did not persevere he would never be able to fill that post.For some years Térèzia continued to live at Paris,  where she had witnessed so many transformations and passed through the extremes of prosperity and adversity.
They did not know her at first, for besides her altered looks she was dressed as an ouvrière, having just exhibited in the Salon her portrait which she had painted with her child in her arms, and fearing she might be recognised.Capital letter R
They found a farm, settled themselves in it, and after a time M. de Montagu was added to the household,  for he came to see his wife, and their joy at meeting so touched Mme. de Tessé, that she said he had better stay altogether.“Then why say it?”
“Your father must be a little forgotten in order to save him. It all depends on the president of the tribunal, Lacomb.”
“The huissiers and valets de porte, who lived outside the enclosure, had permitted a poor beggar to take shelter every night under a lofty arch leading into the first court of the abbey. He was an unfortunate man, who had neither arms nor legs, and a poor woman, young and, they said, almost pretty, used to come and fetch him each morning with a sort of wheelbarrow, and establish him on the high road to beg. They had bread, soup, and cider given them at the abbey, but very often did not finish them.It appeared after a time that the post in the household of the Comtesse de Provence was not attainable, and in the first disappointment of this refusal, Mme. de Montesson told her niece that she had only to ask and she would receive an appointment at the Palais Royal.
The characters of the four heroines form as strong a contrast as their circumstances, principles, and surroundings.
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“Well, then, give us the list for you have it in your bosom!” And one brutal fellow tried to tear her corsage to get it.
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