Paris and the Parisians in 1835

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Page 313 - Why, what should be the fear? I do not set my life at a pin's fee; And for my soul, what can it do to that, Being a thing immortal as itself?
Page 323 - God in that state of life unto which it has pleased God to call him.
Page 147 - The divorce between song and sense had then reached its utmost range; and to all verses connected with music, from a Birth-day Ode down to the libretto of the last new opera, might fairly be applied the solution Figaro gives of the quality of the words of songs, in general, — 'Ce qui ne vaut pas la peine d'etre dit, on le chante...
Page 131 - ... should be known and distinguished hereafter, as one in which patronage of office was relied on for political and personal support ? Is not this against all that you and I have written and spoken and repeated in every form within the last ten years ? I know, my dear sir, that I am addressing you freely ; but out of the fulness of the heart the mouth speaketh...
Page 236 - C'est le retranchement de ces syllabes sales Qui dans les plus beaux mots produisent des scandales „ Ces jouets éternels des sots de tous les temps, Ces fades lieux communs de nos méchants plaisants, Ces sources d'un amas d'équivoques infâmes , Dont on vient faire insulte à la pudeur des femmes.
Page 98 - the last scene of all that ends this strange eventful history," the curtain falls upon the enthusiastic attorney-general as he expires in the arms of his wife and friends.
Page 74 - Neither do men put new wine into old bottles : else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish : but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.
Page 144 - Ou les beaux vers, la danse, la musique, L'art de tromper les yeux par les couleurs, L'art plus heureux de seduire les coeurs, De cent plaisirs font un plaisir unique.
Page 267 - Ma foi ! meure le petit George quand Dieu voudra , le monde n'en ira pas plus mal pour avoir ignoré Sa façon de penser. Que veux-tu que je te dise ? il faut que je te parle encore de moi, et rien n'est plus insipide qu'une individualité qui n'a pas encore trouvé le mot de sa destinés.
Page 73 - C'est là ce qui vous fait valoir dans les compagnies, et si l'on ignore ces choses, je ne donnerais pas un clou de tout l'esprit qu'on peut avoir.

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