It amused Newland Archer (who had secretly situated the love-scenes of "Monsieur de Camors" in Mrs. Mingott’s bedroom) to picture her blameless life led in the stage-setting of adultery; but he said to himself, with considerable admiration, that if a lover had been what she wanted, the intrepid woman would have had him too.
"I wonder, Monsieur, since I’ve had the good luck to run across you, if I might—"
You can help, Monsieur, I am convinced, to make it equally a failure with her family.
The arguments I want to present to you, Monsieur, are my own and not those I was sent over with.
Monsieur—will you tell me one thing?
No, Monsieur: I accepted my mission in good faith.
Ah, Monsieur, after I had seen her, after I had listened to her, I knew she was better off here.
Ah, Monsieur, if I could tell you!
"There’s nothing to thank me for, Monsieur: it is I, rather—"
Not to YOU, Monsieur.
"Don’t you know, Monsieur—is it possible you don’t know—that the family begin to doubt if they have the right to advise the Countess to refuse her husband’s last proposals?"
The young man stood looking about him with the dazed air of the foreigner flung upon the harsh mercies of American travel; then he advanced toward Archer, lifted his hat, and said in English: "Surely, Monsieur, we met in London?"
"Voyez-vous, Monsieur, to be able to look life in the face: that’s worth living in a garret for, isn’t it?
"You see, Monsieur, it’s worth everything, isn’t it, to keep one’s intellectual liberty, not to enslave one’s powers of appreciation, one’s critical independence?
"To beg you, Monsieur—to beg you with all the force I’m capable of—not to let her go back.
"Monsieur, I discharged my mission faithfully: I put the Count’s arguments, I stated his offers, without adding any comment of my own.
That’s all, Monsieur."
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Monsieur and Madame Curie studied radium.
Just think, monsieur, I had no idea that we should go farther than Paris;