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The Baby Name Workbook: An Essential Guide to Selecting the Perfect Name for ...
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Page 17 - Ah, que ce maison est terrible, c'est la maison de Dieu, et la porte du ciel." The holy sisters were of all ages, and many of them pretty—- one, the handsomest woman I have seen in France. The ladies are just returned from a longer walk, and report the town to be ugly, and the streets insufferably dirty. Its manufactures are china, glass, and enamelled goods ; toys of glass beads, and little trifles^ The shopkeepers *
Page 191 - The Code Napoleon, still forms the law in France, and breathes a spirit of humanity throughout. The punishment of death, which, according to Blackstone, may be inflicted by the English law on 150 different offences, is now in France confined to the very highest crimes only, the number of which does not exceed twelve. A minute attention has been paid to the different degrees of guilt in the commission of the same crime ; and according to these, the punishments are as accurately proportioned as the...
Page 122 - Je vous ai appelés autour de moi pour faire le bien : vous avez fait le mal. Vous avez parmi vous des gens dévoués à l'Angleterre , à l'étranger, qui correspondent avec le prince régent par l'entremise de l'avocat Desèze.
Page 74 - Cleopatran vessels. They smell, they are exposed to the inclemencies of the weather, and they are filled with bugs, fleas, and all kinds of bad company. The country to-day, though still very flat, is prettier. Very fine large meadows, with willows, but too regular. Bullocks as common as mules in the plough. Wheat far advanced, and barley, in some small spots, in the ear.
Page 197 - The French have literally no idea of any duties which they must voluntarily, without the prospect of reward, undertake for their country. It never enters their heads that a man may be responsible for the neglect of those public duties, for the performance of which he receives no. regular salary.
Page 221 - ... unnecessary, and silence impossible. If he has been unfortunate, he recounts his distresses, and in doing so forgets them. His mind never reposes for a moment upon itself.' — ' Every thing in a French Diligence is life, and motion, and joy. — The coach generally holds from ten to twelve persons, and is sufficiently roomy. — The moment you enter you are on terms of the most perfect familiarity with the whole set of your travelling companions. In an instant every tongue is at work, and every...
Page 226 - Leur badinage," says Montesquieu, " naturellement fait pour les toilettes, semble etre provenu a former le caractere general de la nation. On badine au conseil, on badine a la tete d'une armee, on badine avec un ambassadeur.
Page 191 - English law on 150 different offences, is now in France confined to the very highest crimes only, the number of which does not exceed twelve. " A minute attention has been paid to the different degrees of guilt in the commission of the same crime ; and according to these, the punishments are as accurately proportioned as the cases will permit. One species of capital punishment has been ordained, instead of that multitude of cruel and barbarous deaths which were marshalled in terrible array along...
Page 152 - J'aurais pu avoir une escorte de trois mille hommes ; je l'ai refusée préférant me confier à la loyauté française. Je n'ai pas eu à me plaindre de cette confiance depuis Fontainebleau jusqu'à Avignon, mais depuis cette ville jusqu'ici, j'ai été insulté, et j'ai couru de sérieux dangers.