Les Bijoux Indiscrets

"Live," replies the Sultan, "these ladies permit it: but if ever you forget on what condition, I swear by my father's soul——"

Mangogul did not complete his oath; being interrupted by one of the gentlemen of his bed-chamber, who inform'd him that the comedians were ready. This prince had imposed it on himself as a law never to retard the public diversions. "Let them begin," says he, and immediately gave his hand to the favorite, whom he accompanied to her box.

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