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Page xxv - Stryienski, the author of this interesting study of the eighteenth century, though not a Frenchman by origin, is so proficient a master of French history and of the French language that three of his works, including this volume, have been " crowned " by the Institute of France — a distinction of special significance when conferred on a foreigner. Seventy-four years of the eighteenth century are covered by this volume — from the accession of Louis XV in 1715 to the meeting of the StatesGeneral...
Page 327 - ... conférence (de Suresnes), 1593; Satyre Ménippée, éd. C. Read, 1876; Cardinal d'Ossat. Lettres, 1708; Desjardins, Négociations diplomatiques de la France avec la Toscane, 1875. OUVRAGES. Poirson, Histoire du règne de Henri IV, 1865 ; H. de la Ferrière, Henri IV, le roi, l'amoureux, 1890; J.-B. Lagrèze, Henri IV, vie privée, 1885; E. Jung, Henri IV écrivain, 1855 ; Comte de Saint-Poney, Histoire de Marguerite de Valois, 1887; B. Zeller, Henri IV et Marie de Médicis. 1877; Louis Batiffol,...
Page 401 - Cherbury gives an interesting account of the education of a highly-born youth at the end of the sixteenth and the beginning of the seventeenth century.
Page 281 - Arundel was likely to push his way in where he was not welcome, he had mistaken the character of the man with whom he had to deal. But this request met with no better success than previous efforts; for, early in 1627, Conway intimated to him an extension of leave, "to follow his business," from the 4th January to the 12th March, "with the former limitations4.
Page 48 - Emperors was vested in the Archbishops of Mentz, Cologne, and Treves, the King of Bohemia, the Duke of Saxony, the Marquis of Brandenburg, and the Count Palatine of the Rhine, by an edict of Otho III.
Page 344 - Plus me plait le sejour qu'ont bati mes aieux Que des palais romains le front audacieux, Plus que le marbre dur me plait 1'ardoise fine, Plus mon Loire gaulois que le Tibre latin, Plus mon petit Lire que le mont Palatin, Et plus que 1'air marin la douceur angevine.
Page 43 - De sa beauté il est blanc et vermeil, Les cheveux bruns, de grande et belle taille, En terre il est comme au ciel le soleil. Hardi, vaillant, sage et preux en bataille, II est benin, doux, humble en sa grandeur.
Page xxiv - ... circumcises his son, and causes to be muttered over the child Hebrew words which are quite unintelligible to him; others go to their churches to await the inspiration of God with their hats on ; all are content. If there was in England but one religion, its despotic sway were to be feared; if there were but two, they would cut one another's throats; but as there are thirty, they live in peace and are happy.
Page 240 - Proies tan tismus in Frankreich bis zum Tode Karl's IX, 1855 ; Kervyn de Lettenhove, les Huguenots et les Gueux, 1883; Amphoux, Michel de l'Hospital et la liberté de conscience au XVI