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Powder and Patch

Georgette Heyer

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“You're only a man! You've not our gifts! I can tell you! Why, a woman can think of a hundred different things at once, all them contradictory!”

“Nevertheless, she did not weep, because, for one thing, it would have made her eyes red, and another, it would be of very little use.”

“Who is he, the ill-disposed gentleman in pink?" inquire the Comte, when they were out of earshot. "A creature of no importance," shrugged Philip. "So I see. Yet he contrives to arouse your anger.?" "Yes," admitted Philip. "I do not like the color of his coat.”

“Oh, Philippe, thou are a rogue." "So I have been told. Presumably because I am innocent of the slightest indiscretion. Curious. No one dubs you rogue who so fully merit the title. But I, whose reputation is spotless, am necessarily a wicked one and a deceiver. I shall write a sonnet on the subject." "Ah, no!" begged Saint-Dantin in alarm. "Your sonnets are vile, Philippe! So let us have no more verse from you, I pray!”

“I will not listen to your verse on an empty stomach!" declared the Vicomte. "You have no soul," said Philippe sadly. "But I have a stomach, and it cries aloud for sustenance." "I weep for you," said Philip. "Why do I waste my poetic gems upon you?”

“Oh, 'tis not my qualities they object to! 'Tis my lack of vice.”

“With Philip's departure had come a void which only could be filled by Philip's return.”

“Of course she is a fool, but so are all girls.”

“I see you will have it, Mr. Jettan. I will meet you when and where you will." Philip patted his sword-hilt. "I have noticed, Mr. Bancroft, that you habitually don your sword. So I took the precaution of wearing mine. 'When' is now, and 'where' is yonder!" He pointed above the hedge that encircled the garden to the copse beyond. It was a very fine theatrical effect, and he was pleased with it.”

“I am selfish, father? Because I will not become the thing I despise?" "And narrow, Philips, to despise what you do not know." "I am to be a painted popinjay! I tell you, sir, Cleone may take me as I am!" "Or leave you as you are," said Sir Maurice gently.”

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humor, georgian-romance, men, women, thoughts

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