! In the first place the marriage was not a brilliant one as regards birth, wealth, or rank. Secondly, Prince Andrew was no longer as young as he had been and his health was poor (the old man laid special stress on this), while she was very young. Thirdly, he had a son whom it would be a pity to entrust to a chit of a girl. "Fourthly and finally," the father said, looking ironically at his son, "I beg you to put it off for a year: go abroad, take a cure, look out as you wanted to for a German tutor for Prince Nicholas. Then if your love or passion or obstinacy- as you please- is still as great, marry! And that's my last word on it. Mind, the last..." concluded the prince, in a tone which showed that nothing would make him alter his decision., "The battle was lost.", She had lied twice in succession, one after the other, without hesitation, promptly, as a person does when sacrificing herself....CHAPTER VI ;; "Who is that man?" said M. Leblanc.; He stepped to the window.;
,, CHANGE OF GATE... He took her hand.! A third class of historians- the so-called historians of culture- following the path laid down by the universal historians who sometimes accept writers and ladies as forces producing events- again take that force to be something quite different. They see it in what is called culture- in mental activity., Berg rose and embraced his wife carefully, so as not to crush her lace fichu for which he had paid a good price, kissing her straight on the lips.,, She told him about her romance with Prince Andrew and of his visit to Otradnoe and showed him his last letter.!
"To enter Russia without declaring war! I will not make peace as long as a single armed enemy remains in my country!" It seemed to Boris that it gave the Emperor pleasure to utter these words. He was satisfied with the form in which he had expressed his thoughts, but displeased that Boris had overheard it.... Fate has these turns; the throne of the world was expected; it was Saint Helena that was seen., , S'en allait a la chasse, ...CHAPTER IV ,... "Do you like it better than Euphrasie?"! Who knows the reciprocal ebb and flow of the infinitely great and the infinitely little, the reverberations of causes in the precipices of being, and the avalanches of creation?. "C'est grand!"* say the historians, and there no longer exists either good or evil but only "grand" and "not grand." Grand is good, not grand is bad. Grand is the characteristic, in their conception, of some special animals called "heroes." And Napoleon, escaping home in a warm fur coat and leaving to perish those who were not merely his comrades but were (in his opinion) men he had brought there, feels que c'est grand,* and his soul is tranquil. ;
, ... Pierre, as one of the principal guests, had to sit down to boston with Count Rostov, the general, and the colonel. At the card table he happened to be directly facing Natasha, and was struck by a curious change that had come over her since the ball, She was silent, and not only less pretty than at the ball, but only redeemed from plainness by her look of gentle indifference to everything around.; ; "Good evening, daddy," yelped the girls., "The barricade will not be attacked until daybreak, according to all appearances, and will not be taken before to-morrow noon.",LastIndexNext, He drew a chair close to the fireplace, folding his arms, and presenting his muddy boots to the brazier....
, With the present complex forms of political and social life in Europe can any event that is not prescribed, decreed, or ordered by monarchs, ministers, parliaments, or newspapers be imagined? Is there any collective action which cannot find its justification in political unity, in patriotism, in the balance of power, or in civilization? So that every event that occurs inevitably coincides with some expressed wish and, receiving a justification, presents itself as the result of the will of one man or of several men., The only conception that can explain the movement of the locomotive is that of a force commensurate with the movement observed., And these are the three ways in which the historians do explain the relation of the people to their rulers., The unprecedented and heart-rending thing about it was that he had fallen without perceiving it.! Marius said to Courfeyrac: "I have come to sleep with you."!