When I was in the Diplomatic, things were much better.
His father had been our ambassador at Madrid when Isabella was young, and Prim unthought of, but had retired from the Diplomatic Service in a capricious moment of annoyance at not being offered the Embassy at Paris, a post to which he considered that he was fully entitled by reason of his birth, his indolence, the good English of his despatches, and his inordinate passion for pleasure.
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cannot be arrested because he enjoys diplomatic immunity
Despite his outrage, he managed a diplomatic reply.