for some time, until, at last, Mad. de Duras turned and said, Messieurs, you talk so much about individuals that I think you ought to know each other, and presented me without further words to Prince Talleyrand.
Everything, of course, now became easy and simple.
I asked him about the United States, concerning which I thought he did not like to talk, but he said, There is a great deal to be learnt there, j'y ai appris assez, moimeme; and then, turning to Mad. de Duras, he said, laughing, If Dino [his nephew] would go there, he would learn more than he does every night at the opera.
I asked him about Washington's appearance, and he spoke of him very respectfully but very coldly, which I easily accounted for, because it was well known that Washington had told Hamilton that he could not receive Talleyrand at his levees, and Pichon had told me, in 1817, that he knew Talleyrand had never forgiven it.
Among the Writings of Washington, published in 1838, by Jared Sparks, appears (Vol.