"My dear love, pray do not say any more about them, and I promise you another pair exactly like them in appearance, only more quiet and steady." The baroness shrugged her shoulders with an air of ineffable contempt, while her husband, affecting not to observe this unconjugal
gesture, turned towards Monte Cristo and said, -- "Upon my word, count, I am quite sorry not to have met you sooner.
In Jewish fame, Dalila will stand as a "blot / Of falsehood most unconjugal
" (978-79), but among the Philistines, history may change its shape:25