The Secret Correspondence of Madame de Maintenon: With the Princess Des Ursins; from the Original Manuscripts in the Possession of the Duke de Choiseul. Tr. from the French, Volume 3

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G. B. Whittaker, 1827 - Court life
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Page 63 - Florence, November 30, 1870. IN reply to the note which you did me the honour of addressing to me on the 18th instant I beg to inform you, in conformity with the particulars furnished to me by my colleague the Minister of Finance, that the payment in foreign countries of the halfyearly coupons of the ex-Pontifical Loan, created by the chirographs of...
Page 456 - Original Documents of the Archives of the Supreme Council, and from those of subordinate Tribunals of the Holy Office. Abridged and translated from the Original Works of D. Jeaa Antoinc Llorente, formerly Secretary of the Inquisition, Chancellor of the University of Toledo, Knight of the Order of Charles III. &c.
Page 78 - ... the seminary. I declare to you, as I have always said everywhere, that I have never seen or known anywhere men better able by their character, their talents, and their virtues to train ecclesiastics, such as religion requires at present, than the gentlemen of your Society. Therefore, I believe that it would be one of the greatest misfortunes that could happen to this diocese if it were to lose them. I have these feelings so strongly impressed on my mind that I was frightened when I heard that...
Page 456 - It is with a feeling of gratification equal to that with which we have just perused this pleasing addition to * Our Village* annals, we are here enabled to repeat our favourable opinion of their style and character, of their simplicity, taste, and originality. With equal pretensions in other points, they indisput. ably boast more variety, and more discrimination of character, than the Sketches in the preceding Volume, while they aspire to a higher class. They open wider and more general views of...
Page 456 - The Sketches of Country Scenery, in which this volume abounds, have such a convincing air of locality ; the human figures interspersed among them are touched in such a laughter-loving good-humoured spirit of caricature, innocent yet pungent withal, that we scarcely know a more agreeable portfolio of trifles for the amusement of an idle hour.
Page 456 - Volume, while they aspire to a higher class. They open wider and more general views of rural life, and peculiarities of temper and disposition in the more elevated rustics around the village, in particular towards the close of its history,— even more than we were entitled to look for, from the simple plan and promise given in the outset, and in the whole of the former volume.
Page 456 - The sketches of country scenery, in which it abounds, have such a convincing air of locality; the human figures, interspersed among them, are touched in such a laughter-loving, good-humoured spirit of caricature, innocent, and yet often pungent withal, that we scarcely know a more agreeable portfolio of trifles for the amusement of an idle hour.
Page 456 - Sketches of Portuguese Life, Manners, Costume, and Character. Illustrated by Twenty coloured Plates.
Page 397 - ... is no need to hurry, I ask only, Sir, as I have said, that you will give to it a few of your less busy moments ; but since it is well to have a picture of what is most notable in Spain, it is important to have it from so good a source as yourself.1 Villars replied on December 2nd : I have received the letter which you did me the honour of writing to me on November...
Page 33 - ... together, some of whom have been lately confined, and others on the point of being so ; they will be fine company for me, and a pretty occupation to torment myself when they are confined, to humour...

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