The Memoirs of the Duke of Sully: Prime-minister to Henry the Great, Τόμος 3

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Edward Earle. J. Maxwell, printer., 1817
 

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Σελίδα 32 - I found him to be at once both a wonder and a monster ; for I can give no other idea of that assemblage of the most excellent and most pernicious qualities. Let the reader represent to himself a man of a genius so lively, and an understanding so extensive, as rendered him scarce ignorant of any thing that could be known ; of so vast and ready a comprehension, that he immediately made himself master of what he attempted ; and of so prodigious a memory, that he never forgot what he had once learned...
Σελίδα 360 - The duke not being able to prevail on him to change this resolution, followed him out of the room ; but, when they were got half-way down stairs, not being able to contain himself any longer, he burst out a laughing; by which Crillon discovered the trick that had been played him. He...
Σελίδα 33 - But now for the reverse of the medal : here it appeared that he was treacherous, cruel, cowardly, deceitful ; a liar, a cheat, a drunkard and glutton ; a sharper in play, immersed in every species of vice, a blasphemer, an atheist; in a word, in him might be found all the vices contrary to nature, honour, religion, and society ; the truth of which he himself evinced with his latest breath, for he died in the flower of his age, in a common brothel, perfectly corrupted by his debaucheries, and expired...
Σελίδα 32 - ... parts of philosophy and the mathematics, particularly fortification and drawing ; even in theology he was so well skilled, that he was an excellent preacher whenever he had a mind to exert that talent, and an able disputant for and against...
Σελίδα 44 - The honour of my nation, my own in particular, and the interest of my negociation, were the first objects that presented themselves to my mind. I was also most sensibly grieved, that my entry into London should be marked at the beginning by so fatal an accident; and at that moment, I am persuaded, my countenance plainly expressed the sentiments with which I was agitated. Guided by my first impulse, I arose, took a flambeau, and, ordering all that were in the house (which was...
Σελίδα 31 - June where I was to embark, having with me a retinue of upwards of two hundred gentlemen, or who called themselves such, of whom a considerable number were really of the first distinction. Just before my departure old Servin came and presented his son to me, and begged I would use my endeavours to make him a man of some worth and honesty; but he confessed...
Σελίδα 360 - ... add to the enemy's victory; that he had therefore ordered two horses to be brought, which were ready at the door, and desired he would make haste, for fear they should give the enemy time to surprise them. Grillon was asleep when the alarm was given, and was hardly awake whilst the duke of Guise was saying this to him. However, without being at all disconcerted by so hot an alarm, he called for his clothes and his arms, saying, they ought not, on too light grounds, to give credit to all that...
Σελίδα 32 - ... he attempted ; and of so prodigious a memory, that he never forgot what he had once learned; he possessed all parts of philosophy and the mathematics, particularly fortification and drawing; even in theology he was so well skilled, that he was an excellent preacher whenever he had a mind to exert...
Σελίδα 227 - I enter her apartment, and offer to approach " her with tenderness, or begin to talk familiarly with " her, she receives me with so cold and forbidding an " air, that I quit her in disgust, and am obliged to seek
Σελίδα 44 - I do not wonder,' replied I to Beaumont, with an air of authority and indignation, ' that the English and you are at variance, if you are capable of preferring the interest of yourself and your relations to that of the king and the public ; but the service of the king my master, and the safety of so many gentlemen of good families, shall not suffer for such an imprudent stripling as this.

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