On the other side was the salon, with four windows, beyond which were two smaller rooms,--one looking on the garden, and used as a boudoir, the other lighted from the courtyard, and used as a sort of office.
The great square salon has four windows, modestly cased in woodwork painted gray.
Seeing the salon lighted up, the abbe would slowly hurry to come down.
Between eight and nine o'clock the servants began to arrive in the antechamber to accompany their masters home; and, short of a revolution, no one remained in the salon at ten o'clock.
To reckon the importance of Mademoiselle Cormon's salon at its true value, it will suffice to say that the born statistician of the society, du Bousquier, had estimated that the persons who frequented it controlled one hundred and thirty-one votes in the electoral college, and mustered among themselves eighteen hundred thousand francs a year from landed estate in the neighborhood.
The higher aristocracy had a salon of their own; moreover, that of the receiver-general was like an administration inn kept by the government, where society danced, plotted, fluttered, loved, and supped.
A leading salon is a difficult thing to create, whether in Paris or the provinces, and here was one already created.
The conversations in her salon every evening kept her informed of the arrival of all strangers in Alencon, and of the facts of their fortunes, rank, and habits.
But remorse is not thus banished; like Virgil's wounded hero, he carried the arrow in his wound, and, arrived at the salon
, Villefort uttered a sigh that was almost a sob, and sank into a chair.
I had been so taken up with the contemplation of the pretty little salon
that I had not noticed the entrance of a person into the larger room.
This official sybarite dressed, dined, and visited a dozen or fifteen salons
between eight at night and three in the morning.
Then placing an arm around Edna's waist, she led her to the front of the house, to the salon
, where it was cool and sweet with the odor of great roses that stood upon the hearth in jars.
They also take place in the petit salon
, but with the doors tightly closed, and with explicit directions to every one in the house that we are not to be disturbed.
This gentleman had risen early the morning of the day on which this history begins, and had placed himself at the window of his salon
, seated upon the ledge, and leaning upon the rail of the balcony, gazing sadly but persistently on both sides of the street, watching, no doubt, for the arrival of the traveler he had mentioned to the host.
In particular they kept a lookout for pickpockets and swindlers, who simply swanned in the roulette salons
, and reaped a rich harvest.