Madame: A Life of Henrietta, Daughter of Charles I and Duchess of Orleans (Google eBook)

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Seeley, 1894 - France - 406 pages
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Page 192 - L'amour de ma mie; Je dirais au roi Henri : Reprenez votre Paris, J'aime mieux ma mie, au gué, J'aime mieux ma mie.
Page 58 - God. And all this was done without one drop of blood shed, and by that very army which rebelled against him ; but it was the Lord's doing, for such a restoration was never mentioned in any history, ancient or modern, since the return of the Jews from the Babylonish captivity ; nor so joyful a day and so bright ever seen in this nation, this happening when to expect or effect it was past all human policy.
Page 30 - If you do not consider what I say unto you, remember the last words of your dead father, which were, to be constant to your religion, and never to be shaken in it; which, if you do not observe, this shall be the last time you will hear from, " Dear brother, " Your most affectionate,
Page 228 - We have the same disease of sermons that you complain of there, but I hope you have the same convenience that the rest of the family has, of sleeping out most of the time, which is a great ease to those who are bound to hear them.
Page 274 - I am glad the poor wrech has gott a meanes of subsistence, but have one caution of him, that you beleeve not one word he sayes of us heere, for he is a most notorious lyar and does not want witt to sett forth his storyes plesantly enough " (Julia Cartwright's " Madame,
Page 120 - I cannot easily tell you how happy I think myself, and I must be the worst man living (which I hope I am not) if I be not a good husband. I am confident never two humours were better fitted together than ours are.
Page 335 - THAT sun of beauty did among us rise ; England first saw the light of your fair eyes ; In English, too, your early wit was shown ; Favour that language, which was then your own, When, though a child, through guards you made your way...
Page 268 - I desire you to take as much as you can out of the King of France's head, that my ministers are anything but what I will have them...
Page 283 - I do intend to turn him allso out of the Treasury. The truth of it is, he has been a troublesome man in both places, and I am well rid of him " (Julia Cartwright's " Madame,
Page 51 - ... garden, and sometimes to toss her in a swing between two great trees, and, in fine, to be present at all her innocent diversions.1 " The queen had a great affection for England, though she had met with such severity of usage there. Before the great men and ladies of France, she discoursed much in praise of the people and country — of their courage, their generosity, and good nature ; and she would excuse the rebellion, as being brought about by some desperate enthusiasts, rather than proceeding...

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