; For the space of seven years his reputation for virtue had filled the whole of Bas Boulonnais; it had eventually passed the confines of a small district and had been spread abroad through two or three neighboring departments.! But coming from them, this cry was logical., Metternich would gladly have put it in kicking-straps. Pushed on in France by progress, it pushed on the monarchies, those loiterers in Europe., Leonidas against the stranger, Timoleon against the tyrant, which is the greater? the one is the defender, the other the liberator., Among the gentry of the province Nicholas was respected but not liked. He did not concern himself with the interests of his own class, and consequently some thought him proud and others thought him stupid. The whole summer, from spring sowing to harvest, he was busy with the work on his farm. In autumn he gave himself up to hunting with the same business like seriousness- leaving home for a month, or even two, with his hunt. In winter he visited his other villages or spent his time reading. The books he read were chiefly historical, and on these he spent a certain sum every year. He was collecting, as he said, a serious library, and he made it a rule to read through all the books he bought. He would sit in his study with a grave air, reading- a task he first imposed upon himself as a duty, but which afterwards became a habit affording him a special kind of pleasure and a consciousness of being occupied with serious matters. In winter, except for business excursions, he spent most of his time at home making himself one with his family and entering into all the details of his children's relations with their mother. The harmony between him and his wife grew closer and closer and he daily discovered fresh spiritual treasures in her..
. For Napoleon it was a panic; Blucher sees nothing in it but fire; Wellington understands nothing in regard to it.;, A linden-tree showed its crest above the niche, and the wall was covered with ivy on the side of the Rue Polonceau., Natasha smiled bashfully.! Nevertheless, at nightfall, at the moment when the daylight is vanishing, especially in winter, at the hour when the twilight breeze tears from the elms their last russet leaves, when the darkness is deep and starless, or when the moon and the wind are making openings in the clouds and losing themselves in the shadows, this boulevard suddenly becomes frightful., "When will her mother come? She has worried me to death! Now mind, don't tell her everything!" said she to Pierre. "One hasn't the heart to scold her, she is so much to be pitied, so much to be pitied."!!
Little by little, his perceptions became more precise; he looked at Cosette's blotting-book, and the consciousness of the reality returned to him.! And these things took place, and the kings resumed their thrones, and the master of Europe was put in a cage, and the old regime became the new regime, and all the shadows and all the light of the earth changed place, because, on the afternoon of a certain summer's day, a shepherd said to a Prussian in the forest, "Go this way, and not that!",than to have a little of the fool; and not too much of the honest. Therefore, extreme ,, This dilemma, ruin, or safety, is set forth no more inexorably by any fatality than by love., The commander rode up to his hut. The regiment passed through the village and stacked its arms in front of the last huts.!...
CHAPTER V , During the operations of the army commanded by the prince generalissimo, a squadron had been cruising in the Mediterranean., *"He is all the rage just now. . Next day the field marshal gave a dinner and ball which the Emperor honored by his presence. Kutuzov had received the Order of St. George of the First Class and the Emperor showed him the highest honors, but everyone knew of the imperial dissatisfaction with him. The proprieties were observed and the Emperor was the first to set that example, but everybody understood that the old man was blameworthy and good-for-nothing. When Kutuzov, conforming to a custom of Catherine's day, ordered the standards that had been captured to be lowered at the Emperor's feet on his entering the ballroom, the Emperor made a wry face and muttered something in which some people caught the words, "the old comedian."; Phantoms do not wear round hats., More than one....
Now that I think of it., I was made to be a Turk, watching oriental houris all day long, executing those exquisite Egyptian dances, as sensuous as the dream of a chaste man, or a Beauceron peasant, or a Venetian gentleman surrounded by gentlewoman, or a petty German prince, furnishing the half of a foot-soldier to the Germanic confederation, and occupying his leisure with drying his breeches on his hedge, that is to say, his frontier. Those are the positions for which I was born!, Cosette, but a year before only an indifferent little girl, would have replied:, Old Rostov could not tell his wife of what had passed without tears, and at once consented to Petya's request and went himself to enter his name.. The President, an attentive and benevolent man, raised his voice., "O Lord, O Lord, it's always the same! Oh, where am I to go? What am I to do with myself?" And tapping with her heels, she ran quickly upstairs to see Vogel and his wife who lived on the upper story....
When an event is taking place people express their opinions and wishes about it, and as the event results from the collective activity of many people, some one of the opinions or wishes expressed is sure to be fulfilled if but approximately. When one of the opinions expressed is fulfilled, that opinion gets connected with the event as a command preceding it....,FADE TO BLACK,... But, we admit, it had not been absolutely hostile to all forms of progress.... "Again!" she commanded, pointing with a peremptory gesture to the spot where Nicholas had placed the kiss., In the meanwhile, the agents had caught sight of the drunken man asleep behind the door, and were shaking him:--;LastIndexNext;
"Andrew Sevastyanych!" said Rostov. "You know, we could crush them....",BOOK NINE: 1812,their office, a wise use, and application of laws. For they may remember, what the !, "He sees well enough," he added. "And what I am so pleased about," he went on, "is that our sovereign has given him full powers over all the armies and the whole region- powers no commander in chief ever had before. He is a second autocrat," he concluded with a victorious smile.; They left him his purse and his watch.; These questions, then as now, existed only for those who see nothing in marriage but the pleasure married people get from one another, that is, only the beginnings of marriage and not its whole significance, which lies in the family., Everyone in the house realized for whose sake Prince Andrew came, and without concealing it he tried to be with Natasha all day. Not only in the soul of the frightened yet happy and enraptured Natasha, but in the whole house, there was a feeling of awe at something important that was bound to happen. The countess looked with sad and sternly serious eyes at Prince Andrew when he talked to Natasha and timidly started some artificial conversation about trifles as soon as he looked her way. Sonya was afraid to leave Natasha and afraid of being in the way when she was with them. Natasha grew pale, in a panic of expectation, when she remained alone with him for a moment. Prince Andrew surprised her by his timidity. She felt that he wanted to say something to her but could not bring himself to do so.!
Is any one the less ill because one does not know the name of one's malady?,＾Harry!￣ she said, beaming. ＾How lovely! Why don't you come and join-?￣ ! Then, no doubt under the pressure of some supreme preoccupation, he made an effort, drew himself up into a sitting posture and dressed himself., But after the word "Lark" Marius heard nothing more.,, Enjolras hastily quitted the urchin and murmured a few words in a very low tone to a longshoreman from the winedocks who chanced to be at hand.,!
Let him listen to what follows:--, As Shinshin had remarked, from the time of his arrival Anatole had turned the heads of the Moscow ladies, especially by the fact that he slighted them and plainly preferred the gypsy girls and French actresses- with the chief of whom, Mademoiselle George, he was said to be on intimate relations. He had never missed a carousal at Danilov's or other Moscow revelers', drank whole nights through, outvying everyone else, and was at all the balls and parties of the best society. There was talk of his intrigues with some of the ladies, and he flirted with a few of them at the balls. But he did not run after the unmarried girls, especially the rich heiresses who were most of them plain. There was a special reason for this, as he had got married two years before- a fact known only to his most intimate friends. At that time while with his regiment in Poland, a Polish landowner of small means had forced him to marry his daughter. Anatole had very soon abandoned his wife and, for a payment which he agreed to send to his father-in-law, had arranged to be free to pass himself off as a bachelor..! It was by now late in the afternoon. Half the street was in shadow, the other half brightly lit by the sun. Alpatych looked out of the window and went to the door. Suddenly the strange sound of a far-off whistling and thud was heard, followed by a boom of cannon blending into a dull roar that set the windows rattling., To understand in what this dependence consists it is necessary to reinstate another omitted condition of every command proceeding not from the Deity but from a man, which is, that the man who gives the command himself takes part in;, Perhaps it need not be done so pedantically, thought Nicholas, or even done at all, but this untiring, continual spiritual effort of which the sole aim was the children's moral welfare delighted him. Had Nicholas been able to analyze his feelings he would have found that his steady, tender, and proud love of his wife rested on his feeling of wonder at her spirituality and at the lofty moral world, almost beyond his reach, in which she had her being., "Beginning with my father!"!
Marius' blandishments, all saturated with fancy, were, so to speak, of azure hue., Brevet gave a start of surprise, and surveyed him from head to foot with a frightened air.; The Corsican became the antithesis of the Bearnese.,Get my stuff down t'laundry. And shine my shoes. I want 'em lookin'... The two bound men were led off to the master's house. The two drunken peasants followed them.; These Scotchmen died thinking of Ben Lothian, as did the Greeks recalling Argos. The sword of a cuirassier, which hewed down the bagpipes and the arm which bore it, put an end to the song by killing the singer., The general in charge of the stores galloped after the carriage with a red and frightened face, whipping up his skinny horse. Several officers formed a group and some soldiers crowded round them. Their faces all looked excited and worried.,!
The establishment of Philip V. in Spain cost France two milliards., Here, then, is the superstition of Montfermeil: it is thought that the devil, from time immemorial, has selected the forest as a hiding-place for his treasures.... May we, then, be permitted to speak of the past in the present? That said, we beg the reader to take note of it, and we continue.. "May I stay a little longer?" he said, letting his stout body sink into an armchair beside her.;,So if a man\'s wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics; for in demonstrations, if his wit be called away never so little, he must begin again: , "As you please."!
Some of them were digging, others were wheeling barrowloads of earth along planks, while others stood about doing nothing., Under the roof, in two mansard attics, were the nests for the servants.,BOOK EIGHT: 1811 - 12, ... Cosette walked along gravely, with her large eyes wide open, and gazing at the sky., "Monsieur," said he, "where is the court-house, if you please.", Without such justification there would be no reply to the simplest question that presents itself when examining each historical event. How is it that millions of men commit collective crimes- make war, commit murder, and so on?, *"I have acted the Emperor long enough; it is time to act the general." ;
"Be quiet," said Cosette..true, that light gains make heavy purses; for light gains come thick, whereas great , "On the contrary, but what dignity? A princess!" he whispered to her., To Boris, Julie was particularly gracious: she regretted his early disillusionment with life, offered him such consolation of friendship as she who had herself suffered so much could render, and showed him her album. Boris sketched two trees in the album and wrote: "Rustic trees, your dark branches shed gloom and melancholy upon me."!Voldemort raised his wand, but this time Harry was ready; with the reflexes born of his Quidditch training, he flung himself sideways onto the ground; he rolled behind the marble headstone of Voldemort's father, and he heard it crack as the curse missed him. ! A murmur of gloomy and energetic assent followed these words., These holy portals are before and not behind us.,.