The châteaux of Touraine

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The Century Co., 1906 - Castles - 363 pages
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Page 196 - Chambre murée, étroite place, Quelque peu d'air pour toute grâce, Jours sans soleil, Nuits sans sommeil, Trois portes en six pieds d'espace? Vous peindre un tel appartement, Ce serait attirer vos larmes ; Je l'ai fait insensiblement : Cette plainte a pour moi des charmes.
Page 74 - Moreover, he had caused divers cruel prisons to be made ; as, for example, cages, being eight feet square, and one foot more than a man's height, some of iron, and some of wood plated with iron both within and without, with horrible iron works. He that first devised them was the Bishop of Verdun, who incontinent was himself put into the first that was made, where he remained fourteen years. Many have cursed him for his device, and among others myself, for I lay in one of them, under the King that...
Page 81 - Sire, je ne viens pas redemander ma fille ; Quand on n'a plus d'honneur , on n'a plus de famille. Qu'elle vous aime ou non d'un amour insensé , Je n'ai rien à reprendre où la honte a passé. Gardez-la.
Page 248 - King should be so prevalent, which also at last caused a civil war in that kingdom. How unfit this man was for the credit he had with the King may be argued by this ; that when there was question made about some business in Bohemia, he demanded whether it was an inland country, or lay upon the sea?
Page 247 - Luynes, who in his non-age gained much upon the king, by making hawks fly at all little birds in his gardens, and by making some of those little birds again catch butter-flies...
Page 324 - ... beginning of the summer of 1810, she finished the three volumes of Germany, and went to reside just without forty leagues from Paris, in order to superintend its publication. She says, ' I fixed myself at a farm called fosse, which a generous friend lent me. The house was inhabited by a Vendean soldier, who certainly did not keep it in the nicest order, but who had a loyal good-nature that made every thing easy, and an originality of character that was very amusing.
Page 127 - May God grant long life to Henry by the grace of God king of France and of England, our sovereign lord !
Page 144 - Les horribles et espouvantables faictz et prouesses du très renommé Pantagruel roy des Dipsodes fils du grand géant Gargantua, composé nouvellement par Maitre Alcofribas Nasier.
Page 155 - L'Hystoire et plaisante cronique du Petit Jehan de Saintré et de la jeune dame des Belles Cousines sans autre nom nommer, publ.
Page 185 - Kings evill. Every man that listed entred into the gallerie, where he lay upon an olde mattresse of strawe, from the which he never arose till he gave up the ghost, so that nine howers he continued upon it. The saide confessor who was continually by him told me, that all the three times he recovered his speech he cried : My God, and the glorious Virgin Marie, Saint Claude, and Saint Blase helpe me.

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