Witch Winnie at Versailles

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Dodd, Mead, 1895 - Artists - 355 pages
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Page 328 - Four hundred thousand men and more Must go with him to Moscow: There were Marshals by the dozen, And Dukes by the score ; Princes a few, and Kings one or two. While the fields are so green, and the sky so blue, Morbleu ! Parbleu ! What a pleasant excursion to Moscow !
Page 329 - ... dozen, And Dukes by the score ; Princes a few, and Kings one or two. While the fields are so green, and the sky so blue, Morbleu ! Parbleu ! What a pleasant excursion to Moscow ! There was Junot and Augereau...
Page 329 - He found the place too warm for him, For they set fire to Moscow. To get there had cost him much ado, And then no better course he knew While the fields were green, and the sky was blue, Morbleu ! Parbleu ! But to march back again from Moscow.
Page 331 - And then came on the frost and snow, All on the road from Moscow. The wind and the weather he found, in that hour, Cared nothing for him, nor for all his power ; For him who, while Europe crouched under his rod, Put his trust in his Fortune, and not in his God.
Page 328 - What a splendid excursion to Moscow! Four hundred thousand men and more Must go with him to Moscow: There were Marshals by the dozen, And Dukes by the score; Princes a few, and Kings one or two; While the fields are so green, and the sky so blue, Morbleu ! Parbleu ! What a pleasant excursion to Moscow!
Page 331 - What then thought the Emperor Nap Upon the road from Moscow? Why, I ween he thought it small delight To fight all day, and to freeze all night; And he was besides in a very great fright, For a whole skin...
Page 330 - And Rieffsky, And all the others that end in effsky ; Oscharoffsky and Rostoffsky, And all the others that end in offsky...
Page 309 - Oh that I had the wings of a dove ! then would I fly away and be at rest.
Page 331 - Rodionoff he flogged them off, And, last of all, an Admiral came, A terrible man with a terrible name, A name which you all know by sight very well, But which no one can speak, and no one can spell. They stuck close to Nap with all their might ; They were on the left and on the right, Behind and before, and by day and by night...
Page 158 - Ambition amidst indolence, baseness amidst pride, the desire to grow rich without toil, aversion from truth, flattery, treason, perfidy, neglect of all engagements, contempt for the duties of a citizen, fear of virtue in the prince, hope in his weaknesses, and more than all that, the ridicule constantly thrown upon virtue, form, I trow, the characteristics of the greatest number of courtiers, distinctive in all places and at all times.

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