- Software name: appdown
- Software type: Microsoft Framwork
- size: 67MB
The Rajah's residence, of plaster like the rest of the town, is pink too outside, but the interior is aggressive with paint of harsh colours. In the living rooms is shabby furniture, gilt chairs turned one over the other, as on the day after a ball. The curtains over the doors and windows are of silk,[Pg 214] but frayed and threadbare. In the shade of a marble court with carved columns, clerks are employed in counting moneyhandsome coins stamped with flowers and Indian characters, laid out in rows. They count them into bags round which soldiers mount guard.She now painted the whole day except when on Sundays she received in her studio the numbers of people, from the Imperial family downwards, who came to see her portraits; to which she had added a new and great attraction, for she had caused to be sent from Paris her great picture of Marie Antoinette in a blue velvet dress, which excited the deepest interest. The Prince de Cond, when he came to see it, could not speak, but looked at it and burst into tears.
Die Todten reiten schnelle!
"Presentlyyes, yes. The heat overcame me for a moment, that's all. Would you mind not waiting for Lord Lostwithiel? I want the marriage to be at oncedirectlyas soon as Father Rodwell can get it arranged. And you don't know where a telegram would reach your brother?"
She had painted 662 portraits, 15 pictures, 200 landscapes, many of them in Switzerland, and many pastels.And society was very fascinating just then: all the stately charm and grace of the old rgime mingled with the interest and excitement of the new.