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...TOMMY,"But after all who asked them here? Serves them right, the bloody bastards!" he cried, suddenly lifting his head.;Time and rain assisting, a humble gastronomical announcement had become a profound piece of advice.,In their rear, more than a mile from Mikulino where the forest came right up to the road, six Cossacks were posted to report if any fresh columns of French should show themselves.,They are tongues which have belonged to nations or provinces; but slang! What is the use of preserving slang?,The various branches of the pipes which led from one central pipe to all these little basins sketched out a sort of tree on the front., From a purely literary point of view, few studies would prove more curious and fruitful than the study of slang.,At Smolensk the armies at last reunited, much as Bagration disliked it....

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to produce excellency. And therefore, they prove accomplished, but not of great spirit; and study rather behaviour, than virtue; but this holds not always; for Augustus Caesar, Titus Vespasianus, Philip Ie Belle of France, Edward the Fourth of England, Alcitriades of Athens, Ismael the Sophy of Persia, were all high and great spirits; and yet _e most beautiful men of their times. In beauty, that of favour is more than that of colour, and that of decent and gracious motion, more than that of favour. ,Had Napoleon not taken offense at the demand that he should withdraw beyond the Vistula, and not ordered his troops to advance, there would have been no war; but had all his sergeants objected to serving a second term then also there could have been no war. Nor could there have been a war had there been no English intrigues and no Duke of Oldenburg, and had Alexander not felt insulted, and had there not been an autocratic government in Russia, or a Revolution in France and a subsequent dictatorship and Empire, or all the things that produced the French Revolution, and so on. Without each of these causes nothing could have happened. So all these causes- myriads of causes- coincided to bring it about. And so there was no one cause for that occurrence, but it had to occur because it had to. Millions of men, renouncing their human feelings and reason, had to go from west to east to slay their fellows, just as some centuries previously hordes of men had come from the east to the west, slaying their fellows., ...LastIndexNext,,!

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