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Page 11 - Tis not in mortals to command success, But we'll do more, Sempronius; we'll deserve it.
Page 352 - Qui facit per alium facit per se — he who does a thing through another, does it virtually himself.
Page 114 - ... a long succession of days passed in amusements away from home, I begged her, for my sake, to stay at home one evening. I wanted to read something to her, I wanted to talk to her, — in a word, I wanted her at home. She promised it readily and seriously. In the evening, when 1 came, she was gone. " I had reason to believe that I was not indifferent to her, — she gave this promise so readily, so cordially, so gladly. — and she broke it, to dance with Otto in a fancy quadrille at the Minister...
Page 11 - To give her poor dog a bone; But when she got there The cupboard was bare, And so the poor dog had none. She went to the baker's To buy him some bread; When she came back The dog was dead.
Page 295 - ... contrary, he was extremely considerate, and always ready to make allowances. Thus reassured, I proceeded to an anti-room, where I waited for about ten minutes, till a servant announced, that his Majesty the Emperor was ready to receive me. On entering the room, I saw Buonaparte standing before the fire, with his head leaning on his hand, and his elbow resting on the chimney-piece. He looked up, and came forward two paces, returning my salutation with a careless sort of bow, or nod. His first...