History of France: From the Earliest Times to MDCCCXLVIII.

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Appleton, 1874 - France - 571 pages

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Page 79 - He must go to dust without his fame, And leave a dead unprofitable name, Finds comfort in himself and in his cause ; And, while the mortal mist is gathering, draws His breath in confidence of Heaven's applause ; This is the happy Warrior ; this is He Whom every Man in arms should wish to be.
Page 406 - HIGH on a throne of royal state, which far Outshone the wealth of Ormus and of Ind, Or where the gorgeous East with richest hand Showers on her kings barbaric pearl and gold, Satan exalted sat...
Page 137 - II. ; yet they have neither uncertainty, prolixity, nor obscurity. So that at the latter part of this king's reign the law seemed to be near its meridian.
Page 3 - This book makes an attempt to furnish a readable account of the country with which we are in closest neighbourhood, and yet of whose history the generality of us know less than of that of almost any other kingdom. It aims at something higher than a mere epitome, for it founds itself on a great deal of various reading, and gives results more than abstracts. At the same time, it devotes sufficient space to any occurrences which seem to have a general bearing on the progress or character of the nation....
Page 277 - The king soon after took him aside, and disclosed to him freely the trouble of his soul: " Ambrose/' said he, "I know not what has " happened to me these two or three days past, but I " feel my mind and body as much at enmity with each

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