A History of France: From the Conquest of Gaul by Julius Caesar to the Reign of Louis Philippe: with Conversations at the End of Each Chapter

Harper & brothers, 1848 - 629 Seiten

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Seite 25 - For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me. Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies : that I might destroy them that hate me.
Seite 503 - ... done to their majesties, the king, the queen, and the royal family, if they be not immediately placed in safety and set at liberty, they will inflict on those who shall deserve it the most exemplary and ever memorable avenging punishments, by giving up the city of Paris to military execution, and exposing it to total destruction ; and the rebels who shall be guilty of illegal resistance shall suffer the punishments which they shall have deserved.
Seite 159 - In the course of these pilgrimages, which he made barefooted and in his shirt, he often had to pass in sight of his own home ; and he says, " I did not dare turn my eyes that way, for fear of feeling too great regret, and lest my courage should fail on leaving my two fine children, and my fair castle of Joinville, which I loved to my heart.
Seite 288 - ... celebrated January 18, 1499. Louis's first care, in entering on the concerns of his government, was to lessen the taxes, and to improve the administration of justice. It is related that he was at this time importuned by his courtiers to remove from the command of the army a brave old general of the name of De la Trimouille, who had taken him prisoner at the battle of St. Aubin. Louis magnanimously replied, " that it did not become the king of France to revenge the quarrels of the duke of Orleans.
Seite 42 - By this, though deep the evening fell, Still rose the battle's deadly swell, For still the Scots, around their King, Unbroken, fought in desperate ring.
Seite 521 - His bed was not stirred for six months, and he had not strength to make it himself. For more than a year he had no change of shirt or stockings. He might indeed have washed himself, for he had a , pitcher of water, and might have kept himself cleaner than he did : but, overwhelmed by the ill treatment he had received, he had not the resolution to do so, and his illness began to deprive him of even the necessary strength. He passed his days without any occupation, and in the evening was allowed no...
Seite 254 - ... the strength of his memory, that though he had been confined three hundred and forty days in a dark dungeon, where it was impossible for him to read, and where he must have daily suffered from the utmost anxiety of mind ; yet he quoted so many learned writers in defence of his opinions, and supported his sentiments by the authority of so many doctors of the church, that any one would have been led to believe, that he had devoted all the time of his imprisonment to the peaceful and undisturbed...
Seite 72 - ... themselves. Thus all those nobles, and they only, who held immediately from the crown were by preeminence styled peers of France. There was no limited number of these peers under the feudal system, but in the course of time the number was confined to twelve ; six of whom were laymen, and the other six ecclesiastics. Perhaps it may be useful to you to know their names. The six lay peers were the dukes of Burgundy, Normandy, and Aquitaine ; the counts of Flanders, Champagne, and Toulouse. The six...
Seite 573 - if you die. Do not therefore reject my plan. I know it will succeed. I feel that God supports me!
Seite 409 - Germaine en Laye, accompanied by her children, by cardinal Mazarin, the duke of Orleans, and the prince of Conde. Here she was obliged to pledge the jewels of the crown to obtain money. The king himself was often in want of necessaries. Most of the court were obliged to sleep upon straw, and the pages of the bedchamber were dismissed, from absolute inability to supply them with food. Henrietta Maria also, the king's aunt, daughter of Henry IV. and wife of Charles I. of England, who had fled for refuge...

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