Sundays with Stendhal 12: End of the Series
‘Whatever are you dreaming of, sir?’ Mathilde asked him. There was a note of intimacy in her question, and she had come back running and was quite out of breath in her eagerness to be with him. Julien was tired of self-suppression. In a moment of pride, he told her frankly what he was thinking.
(The Red and the Black, vol. 2, chapter 40, ‘Queen Marguerite’.)
With this, I think, the series comes to a close. Roger posted up a useful survey a little while ago on reader reactions to this blog, and one was a greater emphasis on international law. So I am going to bring this to a close, and focus more in international law in my posts. I might move it over to my home blog, and there were a couple of lovely little epigraphs (“Russia follows French fashions in all things, but always at a distance of fifty years” or “I crave leave to slander France a little more”) that would be cute, but I think I should get more legally serious here.