So this was the cause of it all: the marchese Lamberto is in love!
The marchese replied that he disliked hypocrisy of all kinds.
She was married then to a marchese Lucchesi, by whom she had a quantity of grown-up sons and daughters.
Ere he had made up his mind upon this point, the marchese had lost the venture.
With the white paper packet—for such it in truth was—the marchese Ludovico had nothing whatever to do.
"Till to-morrow, then, my dear Chevalier," said the marchese.
At length the marchese had lost five hundred ducats to Casanova and Lorenzi.
The marchese, who was in a jovial mood, opened a bank for them.
Did she like the hours so spent in tete-a-tete conversation with the handsome young marchese?
The marchese had brought Lorenzi to the house only a few weeks before.