The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from A Start in Life by Honore de Balzac:|
order to work this new mine of amusement.
"Monsieur is right," said the great Schinner to the count, motioning
towards Oscar. "Well-bred people always talk of their 'households'; it
is only common persons like ourselves who say 'home.' For a man so
covered with decorations--"
"'Nunc my eye, nunc alii,'" whispered Mistigris.
"--you seem to know little of the language of the courts. I ask your
future protection, Excellency," added Schinner, turning to Oscar.
"I congratulate myself on having travelled with three such
distinguished men," said the count,--"a painter already famous, a
future general, and a young diplomatist who may some day recover