A Tale of Two Cities - Book 2, Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Dickens describes the way of one of the great powers in the Court, a man he calls Monseigneur, a man who uses four full-bodied men just to serve him chocolate. He puts his own pleasures, like supper, a Comedy and a Grand Opera, during one evening, for beyond the public business for which he is responsible. In order to further his affairs in a declining situation for the nobility, he allies himself with a Farmer General by marrying off his sister to him. One of his visitors is a man around sixty, a Marquis Evremonde, a man of great paleness and coldness, who leaves the Monseigneur's party with the clatter of horse hoofs. He charges through the streets only to kill a child through the recklessness of his horses. Instead of repenting for his manslaughter, he disparages the crime. Defarge, who comes late to the scene, tries...

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