It was impossible to see more charm in beauty than in that of Marguerite...
Set, in an oval of indescribable grace, two black eyes, surmounted by eyebrows of so pure a curve that it seemed as if painted;
veil these eyes with lovely lashes, which, when drooped, cast their shadow on the rosy hue of the cheeks;
trace a delicate, straight nose, the nostrils a little open, in an ardent aspiration toward the life of the senses;
design a regular mouth, with lips parted graciously over teeth as white as milk;
colour the skin with the down of a peach that no hand has touched, and you will have the general aspect of that charming countenance.
The hair, black as jet, waving naturally or not, was parted on the forehead in two large folds and draped back over the head, leaving in sight just the tip of the ears, in which there glittered two diamonds, worth four to five thousand francs each.