Castles and chateaux of old Burgundy and the border provinces

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L. C. Page, 1909 - Burgundy (France) - 333 pages
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Page 244 - Et pendent en dehors sur des gouffres obscurs, Comme la giroflée aux parois des vieux murs ; On voit à mille pieds, au-dessous de leurs branches, La grande plaine bleue avec ses routes blanches, Les moissons jaune d'or, les bois comme un point noir, Et les lacs renvoyant le ciel comme un miroir...
Page 76 - ... part of one master scheme. The locale shifts; the training continues, for at the same time that the colleges have been changing their curriculum to suit the corporation, the corporation has responded by setting up its own campuses and classrooms. By now the two have been so well molded that it's difficult to tell where one leaves off and the other begins. The descent, every spring, of the corporations' recruiters has now become a built-in feature of campus life.
Page 1 - Je reçus sur la tête un gros dictionnaire, qui s'élança à l'improviste d'une étagère, située de l'autre côté de ma chambre, tout exprès pour me faire une mauvaise plaisanterie. La douleur fut atroce et le réveil des plus désagréables ! Qu'il est doux de courir le monde, Ah! qu'il est doux de voyager! Un gabier, occupé dans la mâture, fut lancé dans l'espace par un mouvement brusque du navire. Chemin faisant, il eut l'insigne bonheur de rencontrer une manœuvre, qui fut son ancre...
Page 56 - they gave us all the wine we could swallow and all the good things we could eat, — we had enough...
Page 169 - But here in times of flood those built in the river bottoms have been known to melt away like the sand castles of children at the seashore.
Page 165 - II est sur la colline Une blanche maison. Une tour la domine, Un buisson d'aubépine Est tout son horizon. Là jamais ne s'élève Bruit qui fasse songer. On peut finir son rêve Et le recommencer.
Page 235 - Warens, who received him well, as she did all travellers, and especially those from her own country. He was a big, dull blond, well-made enough, his face insipid, his intelligence the same, speaking like a beautiful Leander . . . vain, stupid, ignorant, insolent.
Page 276 - Can any of us without emotion recall those memorable days when the Convention received the people of this province with the welcome : ' Generous Savoyards ! In you we cherish friends and brothers ; never more shall you be separated from us.

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