Martin's History of France: The Age of Louis XIV, Volume 1

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Mary Louise Booth
Walker, Wise and Company, 1865 - France
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Page xiii - Chancellor, with my ministers and secretaries of state, to tell you that it has pleased me hitherto to permit my affairs to be governed by the late Cardinal. I shall in the future be my own first minister. You will aid me with your counsels when I ask you for them.
Page 100 - ... active and intelligent guidance, so as to secure an industrial victory for France by order and unity of efforts, and to obtain the best products by imposing on all workmen the processes recognized as best by competent men. ... To organize seamen and distant commerce in large bodies like the manufactures and internal commerce, and to give as a support to the commercial power of France a navy established on a firm basis and of dimensions hitherto unknown...
Page 263 - Turks were continually reenforced, and the whole Mussulman army was soon found united on the other side of the Raab. The battle seemed lost, when the French moved. It is said that Achmet Kiouprougli...
Page 263 - Who are those maidens ? ' " The maidens broke the terrible janizaries at the first " shock; the mass of the Turkish army paused and recoiled " on itself; the Confederate [Leopold's] army, reanimated " by the example of the French, rushed forward and charged " on the whole line; the Turks fell back, at first slowly, " their faces towards the enemy, then lost footing and fled " precipitately to the river to recross it under the fire of " the Christians; they filled it with their corpses.
Page xiii - I have had you assembled together with my ministers and my Secretaries of State to tell you that until now I have been well pleased to leave my affairs to be governed by the late cardinal: it is time that I should govern them myself; you will aid me with your counsels when I ask for them. Beyond the general business of the seal, in which I do not intend to make any alteration, I beg and command...
Page 263 - Vizier), on seeing the young noblemen pour forth with their uniforms decked with ribbons and their blond perukes, asked, 'Who are those maidens?' "The maidens broke the terrible janizaries at the first shock; the mass of the Turkish army paused and recoiled on itself; the Confederate (Leopold's) army, reanimated by the example of the French, rushed forward and charged on the whole line; the Turks fell back, at first slowly, their faces...
Page 228 - Consequently all power, all authority, resides in the hands of the King, and there can be no other in his kingdom than that which he establishes. The nation does not form a body in France. It resides entire in the person of the King.
Page xvi - Europe ; we shall refute by facts the exaggeration of the popular opinion concerning the exclusively Anglo-Saxon origin of England, and, consequently, of America ; we shall show a more ancient race, the Celtic and Breton Race, which remained the basis of France, and which equally left a deep stratum in England, under the stratum of the Anglo-Saxon conquerors, in their turn covered over by a Franco-Norman stratum in the Middle Ages. We shall then describe the successive growth of France through the...
Page 3 - ... courtesy and self-respect, paying to all the exact attention due to them, so that to every woman, even the peasant and fishwife, he would remove his hat. Kind-hearted, brave, and honourable, and with such abilities, that Mazarin said of him that there was stuff enough in him to make four kings and an honest man besides, he was altogether a person to raise to the utmost the estimate of the royal dignity. He had been very slightly educated, but diligence and acuteness supplied the want ; and he...

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