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Colomba

By Merimee, Prosper

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Title: Colomba  
Author: Merimee, Prosper
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Excerpt: Chapter One. ?Pe far la to vendetta, Sta sigur?, vasta anche ella.? ? Vocero du Niolo. Early in the month of October, 181?, Colonel Sir Thomas Nevil, a distinguished Irish officer of the English army, alighted with his daughter at the Hotel Beauveau, Marseilles, on their return from a tour in Italy. The perpetual and universal admiration of enthusiastic travellers has produced a sort of reaction, and many tourists, in their desire to appear singular, now take the nil admirari of Horace for their motto. To this dissatisfied class the colonel?s only daughter, Miss Lydia, belonged. ?The Transfiguration? has seemed to her mediocre, and Vesuvius in eruption an effect not greatly superior to that produced by the Birmingham factory chimneys. Her great objection to Italy, on the whole, was its lack of local colour and character. My readers must discover the sense of these expressions as best they may. A few years ago I understood them very well myself, but at the present time I can make nothing of them. At first, Miss Lydia had flattered herself she had found things on the other side of the Alps which nobody had ever before seen, about which she could converse avec les honnetes gens, as M. Jourdain calls them. But soon, anticipated in every direction by her countrymen, she despaired of making any fresh discoveries, and went over to the party of the opposition.

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Table of Contents: Colomba, 1 -- Prosper Merimee, 1

 

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