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Page 134 - ... plus soumis sujet et s'indigne et s'enflamme Contre les vils auteurs d'une coupable trame. Tremble, ingrat; le courroux d'un prince généreux Sera le juste prix de tes exploits honteux. Tu seras à jamais, par ta fière impudence, La fable de l'Europe et l'horreur de la France.
Page 255 - ... of Golconda. To us belongs the happy disposition of the diamonds ; the placing the pearl pins and the suspending of the feathers. The general of an army knows what reliance he can make on a half moon (a term of the then fashionable dress) placed in front ; he has his engineers, who are distinguished by their titles ; and we, with a sparkling cross advantageously placed, know how difficult it is for an enemy not to yield. It is we indeed, who strengthen and extend the empire of beauty.
Page 241 - ... proteges, who were known to have had at first only a salary of six thousand livres, afterward enjoyed, by these commercial operations priced with blood, an income of one hundred thousand, and became lords of two or three manors. One of the chief clerks of a French mercantile house was heard to remark, in November, 1777 : If peace took place at this moment, my principal would be ruined, and I too. We have all our fortune in America, and we wait for it with impatience.
Page 256 - ... at the toilettes of the ladies, things would be all for the "better. It is not for us to judge, if the manners of Sparta were preferable to those of Athens; and if the shepherdess, who gazes on herself in the glassy fountain, interweaves some...
Page 128 - Great bets were depending at every courfe, and the noblemen turned jockies, and rode their own racers. When the count de Lauragais, a diffipated young nobleman, horferacing appeared at court after a long refidence in in fatoion.
Page 255 - Several legal discussions now follow, the aridity of which, do not permit our gay pleader to take his happy flights. But he appears with all his felicity of imagination in the peroration. After having informed us that there exist above...
Page 130 - She animated by her prefence, the countrymen in the neighbourhood, and the winner had for his reward, three hundred livres and a golden thiftle ; allufive to the plant to which affes are partial.
Page 266 - Caesars; others antique statues; and others the metamorphoses of Ovid. At the Palais Royal, a cynic was seen, who impudently wore on his buttons above thirty figures from one of the most infamously obscene books, so that every modest woman (if there was a modest woman in Paris) must have been obliged to turn away from this eccentric libertine. The young men imitated the romantic fancy of the ancient knights of chivalry, and wore on their buttons the cypher of their mistress; the Parisian wits exercised...
Page 254 - If the arrangement of the hair, and the various colors we give the locks, do not answer our intention, we have under our hands the brilliant treasures of Golconda. To us belongs the happy disposition of the diamonds, the placing the pearl pins, and the suspending of the feathers.
Page 259 - Chantons dans un badin vaud'eville Le retour des vertus qu'on aura , > L'honneur gothique à la cour , à la ville , Le sentiment qu'on trouve de vieux style Cela reviendra. ' Français , ne perdez pas l'espérance , Tout va bien, tout encor mieux ira ; La liberté, le crédit, l'abondance , La candeur, les jésuites, l'innocence, Cela reviendra. Tout revient, la pudeur , le courage , La...