The life of madame de la Rochefoucauld, duchesse de Doudeauville, tr. by mrs. C. Hoey

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Page 222 - The heart of her husband trusteth in her, And he shall have no lack of gain. She doeth him good and not evil All the days of her life.
Page 222 - She hath opened her mouth to wisdom, and the law of clemency is on her tongue. She hath looked well to the paths of her house, and hath not eaten her bread idle. Her children rose up, and called her blessed : her husband, and he praised her.
Page 394 - ... was betrothed to a man who deserted her ; the poor deserted one on this fell dangerously ill, and was attended with the most assiduous and affectionate care by Kant's mother. The latter, in order to induce her sick friend to take some medicine prescribed for her, swallowed a spoonful of it herself. But she had no sooner done so, than she was seized with a shivering fit ; and remarking spots on the person of her friend, her excited imagination construed them into the signs of a putrid, contagious...
Page 6 - Some of the stories told about her childhood remind oue of the Gospel of the Infancy: "They had consecrated her to the Blessed Virgin whose white garments she wore. When she was three years old, Madame de Mancini, her grandmother, promising herself a fete in giving her the first colored dress, ordered a superb frock — pink, with silver spangles and fringes. Thinking to delight her, they brought the frock into the room with pomp, to the great admiration of all the women; but the dear child, as if...
Page 137 - My only business is to punish the enemies of the Republic. What have you to say ? Only denunciations are received here.

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