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illustrated.1795 Excerpt: ... CHAP. III. He it a great observer,
and. he look Quite through the deeds of men: he loves no plays, he
hears no music; Seldom he smiles; and smiles in such a sort, As if
he mock'd himself, and scorn'd his spirit That could be mov'd to
smile at any thing. Such men as he be never at heart's ease, When
they behold a greater than themselves. Junus Caesar. MoNTONI and
his companion did not return home, till many hours after the dawn
had blushed upon the Adriatic. The airy groups, which had danced
all night along the colonnade of St. Mark, dispersed before the
morning, like so many spirits. Montoni had been otherwise engaged;
his foul was little susceptible of light pleasures. He delighted in
the energies of the passions; the, difficulties and tempests of
life, which wreck wreck the happiness of others, roused and
strengthened all the powers of his mind, and afforded him the
highest enjoyments, of which his nature was capable-Without some
object of strong interest, life was to him little more than a
sleep; and, when pursuits of real interest failed, he substituted
artificial ones, till habit changed their nature, and they ceased
to be unreal. Of this kind was the habit of gaming, which he had
adopted, first, for the purpose of relieving him from the languor
of inaction, but had since pursued with the ardour of passion. In
this occupation he had passed the night with Cavigni and a party of
young men, who had more money than rank, and mere vice than either.
Montoni despised the greater part of these for the inferiority of
the;r talents, rather than for their vicious inclinations, and
associated with them only to 'make them the instruments of his
purposes. admitted to his intimacy, but even towards these he still
preserved a decisive and haughty air, which, whil..
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