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abbreviation for versus, ‘against’.
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"You must enjoy it very much, mademoiselle," added the viscount.
"Everything is so harmonious here," said the viscount, as he seated himself at table.
"I was speaking of the interior of the house," remarked the viscount, who did not trouble himself to observe Mademoiselle Cormon, and therefore did not perceive the dulness of her mind.
taxes are high, are they?" said the viscount, preoccupied with his own ideas.
"You have noble principles, mademoiselle," said the viscount, smiling.
The viscount complimented Mademoiselle Cormon on the excellence of her service and the admirable arrangements of the house, remarking that he had supposed the provinces behind the age in that respect; but, on the contrary, he found them, as the English say, "very comfortable."
"Ah!" exclaimed the viscount. "Yes, the d'Esgrignons,--I remember them."
And now, where are you going, viscount?" inquired De Guiche.
"Your excellency is the travelling companion of the viscount?"
"How did the Viscount Albert fall into Luigi's hands?"
"But," said Franz, looking round him uneasily, "where is the Viscount? -- I do not see him."
"Madame," said the Viscount of Morcerf, advancing towards the countess, "yesterday you were so condescending as to promise me a galop; I am rather late in claiming this gracious promise, but here is my friend, whose character for veracity you well know, and he will assure you the delay arose from no fault of mine." And as at this moment the orchestra gave the signal for the waltz, Albert put his arm round the waist of the countess, and disappeared with her in the whirl of dancers.