So this was the cause of it all: the marchese Lamberto is in love!
Ere he had made up his mind upon this point, the marchese had lost the venture.
She was married then to a marchese Lucchesi, by whom she had a quantity of grown-up sons and daughters.
"Till to-morrow, then, my dear Chevalier," said the marchese.
With the white paper packet—for such it in truth was—the marchese Ludovico had nothing whatever to do.
The marchese, who was in a jovial mood, opened a bank for them.
At length the marchese had lost five hundred ducats to Casanova and Lorenzi.
The marchese had brought Lorenzi to the house only a few weeks before.
Did she like the hours so spent in tete-a-tete conversation with the handsome young marchese?
The marchese did not accept the suggestion of high stakes, nor did Lorenzi insist.