The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Massimilla Doni by Honore de Balzac:|
Malfatti, with whom he is to hold a consultation."
Like every Italian woman who is in love, the Duchess kept her eyes
fixed on Emilio; for in that land a woman is so wholly wrapped up in
her lover that it is difficult to detect an expressive glance directed
at anybody else.
"Caro," said the Prince to his friend, "remember I slept at your house
"Have you triumphed?" said Vendramin, putting his arm round Emilio's
"No; but I hope I may some day be happy with Massimilla."
"Well," replied Marco, "then you will be the most envied man on earth.