Excerpt from Scenes of Parisian Life, Vol. 3: Cousin Bette It is a literary caprice which one may gratify once in a way, especially in a work wherein one seeks to portray all the forms in which thought may be clothed. Most disputes among men, are due to the fact that there are people, learned and igrant alike, so con stituted that they can see but one aspect of a fact or an idea, and invariably claim that the one they have seen is the only true, the only sound one. So it was that the Holy Book prophetically anunced God will give the world over to dissension. I confess that that single passage of Scripture should lead the Holy See to bestow upon you the govern ment of the two Chambers, in obedience to the sen tence expounded in 1814, by the ordinance of Louis XVIII. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.