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398 THE SORROWS OF ESTEIXE !LAM:AGE.
LIV.—THE SORROWS OF ESTELLE LAMAGE.
¦* »¦ The other day I walked with Madame...
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in the agent's "book , who , in the event of a manager ' s application , forwards to him a list of all those whom he may consider
eligible for the work he requires , and carries on any negotiations that may ensue . The terms for making engagements are fixed ,
and any profits arising from these go to the funds of the Association . There are several other dramatic agencies besides this ,
some of them of many years' standing . The office of this excellent institution , in connection with which many other benefits to the
dramatic world are already springing up , is situated at 35 , Bow Street , Covent Garden , where a room is reserved for the use of
the members , in which bills of the London aiid country theatres , newspapers , ete . _> may be seen .
398 The Sorrows Of Esteixe !Lam:Age.
398 THE SORROWS OF ESTEIXE ! LAM : AGE .
Liv.—The Sorrows Of Estelle Lamage.
LIV . —THE SORROWS OF ESTELLE LAMAGE .
¦* »¦ The Other Day I Walked With Madame...
_¦* _»¦ The other day I walked with Madame de Mourito the little
gny village of Puit aux Pres , a village celebrated as a favorite place of , pilgrimage , both on account of its possessing a holy well and a shrine
of the Virgin , held in high repute by the sailors of two sea-ports lying about ten miles distant from Puit , up and down the coast .
Being desirous of seeing as much of foreign life as lies in my way , my friend , who is acquainted with the Cure of the village , proposed
that we should call at his house . Pie is a man held in great esteem for many miles round , both on accountof his amiable disposition
and learning and for the influence he _possesses _^ over the minds of the Puit peop aux le . Presstanding high and solitarycommanding a distant
, , view of the sea and remote from any town , surrounded by farstretching corn fields and low hills , consists like many another
French village of a chateau , a church , one long straggling street of mean white-washed cottages , of an auberge , ( at Puit aux Pres it is
the Cheval Blanc , ) and of the Cure ' s house ; Monsieur le Cure's home terminating it . The nearest approach to a shop that meets your eye ,
as you walk down the roughly paved street , is a window peeping through clustering vine leaves , and filled with brown jars and small
fiat baskets of fruit , which at a moment ' s notice are brought out as the wheels of the old yellow diligence-are heard toiling up the steep
dusty hill . These wheels are equally a signal to all the barefooted boys of the parish , eager to hail its approach , and to the village
Croesus , who , crutch in hand , hobbles out of his dirty hut to bless or to curse such travellers as grant or deny his petitions for sous ,
which he covets as increase to his already fabulous wealth . Although
we arrived on foot , instead of in the diligence ' , we had been : pursued
English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), Feb. 1, 1859, page 398, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ewj/issues/ewj_01021859/page/38/