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,¡¡¡¡"Are you coming to General Lamarque's funeral?",¡¡¡¡Unhappy man, thou wert reserved for French bullets!,¡¡¡¡Vera, having decided in her own mind that Pierre ought to be entertained with conversation about the French embassy, at once began accordingly. Berg, having decided that masculine conversation was required, interrupted his wife's remarks and touched on the question of the war with Austria, and unconsciously jumped from the general subject to personal considerations as to the proposals made him to take part in the Austrian campaign and the reasons why he had declined them. Though the conversation was very incoherent and Vera was angry at the intrusion of the masculine element, both husband and wife felt with satisfaction that, even if only one guest was present, their evening had begun very well and was as like as two peas to every other evening party with its talk, tea, and lighted candles.,Need More Free Ebooks, Pls Go To.¡¡¡¡"Charming!" said he, kissing the tips of his fingers.;¡¡¡¡The general in charge of the stores galloped after the carriage with a red and frightened face, whipping up his skinny horse. Several officers formed a group and some soldiers crowded round them. Their faces all looked excited and worried.;CHAPTER II ,;
,¡¡¡¡Napoleon noticed Balashev's embarrassment when uttering these last words; his face twitched and the calf of his left leg began to quiver rhythmically. Without moving from where he stood he began speaking in a louder tone and more hurriedly than before. During the speech that followed, Balashev, who more than once lowered his eyes, involuntarily noticed the quivering of Napoleon's left leg which increased the more Napoleon raised his voice.!,, ,LastIndexNext...¡¡¡¡At that epoch there were no gas-jets in the streets of Paris. At nightfall lanterns placed at regular distances were lighted; they were ascended and descended by means of a rope, which traversed the street from side to side, and was adjusted in a groove of the post. The pulley over which this rope ran was fastened underneath the lantern in a little iron box, the key to which was kept by the lamp-lighter, and the rope itself was protected by a metal case..;
¡¡¡¡Next morning Marya Dmitrievna took the young ladies to the Iberian shrine of the Mother of God and to Madame Suppert-Roguet, who was so afraid of Marya Dmitrievna that she always let her have costumes at a loss merely to get rid of her. Marya Dmitrievna ordered almost the whole trousseau. When they got home she turned everybody out of the room except Nataisha, and then called her pet to her armchair....,,¡¡¡¡Wait!,¡¡¡¡The hair-dresser had, naturally, spoken to the veteran of the riot, then of General Lamarque, and from Lamarque they had passed to the Emperor....;
¡¡¡¡Natasha set to work to effect a reconciliation, and so far succeeded that Nicholas received a promise from his mother that Sonya should not be troubled, while he on his side promised not to undertake anything without his parents' knowledge.. ,¡¡¡¡He is good at times even to the point of being admirable..¡¡¡¡Nothing more wild and solitary than this garden could be imagined. There was no one in it, which was quite natural in view of the hour; but it did not seem as though this spot were made for any one to walk in, even in broad daylight.,The place goes dead silent. All we hear now is the dull...,¡¡¡¡A large black form, straight and erect, was walking beside her through the darkness; it was a man who had come up behind her, and whose approach she had not heard.! ...
¡¡¡¡He alone- with his ideal of glory and grandeur developed in Italy and Egypt, his insane self-adulation, his boldness in crime and frankness in lying- he alone could justify what had to be done..¡¡¡¡"Fool, it is shameful!,¡¡¡¡And Napoleon went quickly to the door. Everyone in the reception room rushed forward and descended the staircase..¡¡¡¡He then pursued his road, and resumed his song:-- ,, ,¡¡¡¡"Ah, here she is!" said the old count, when he saw Natasha enter. "Well, sit down by me." But Natasha stayed by her mother and glanced round as if looking for something....BOOK EIGHT: 1811 - 12;...
¡¡¡¡After the junction with the army of the brilliant admiral and Petersburg hero Wittgenstein, this mood and the gossip of the staff reached their maximum. Kutuzov saw this and merely sighed and shrugged his shoulders. Only once, after the affair of the Berezina, did he get angry and write to Bennigsen (who reported separately to the Emperor) the following letter:,¡¡¡¡From that day a tender and passionate friendship such as exists only between women was established between Princess Mary and Natasha. They were continually kissing and saying tender things to one another and spent most of their time together. When one went out the other became restless and hastened to rejoin her. Together they felt more in harmony with one another than either of them felt with herself when alone. A feeling stronger than friendship sprang up between them; an exclusive feeling of life being possible only in each other's presence.,¡¡¡¡"Hark at them roaring there in the Fifth Company!" said one of the soldiers, and what a lot of them there are!",¡¡¡¡And he is not only the Italian fact; he is the European fact, the fact of the sixteenth century. He seems hideous, and so he is, in the presence of the moral idea of the nineteenth.;!¡¡¡¡Marceau.,¡¡¡¡Balashev made no reply and bowed and bowed his head in silence.;
!¡¡¡¡"Is there fighting on hand?",¡¡¡¡The merchant who had demanded the bucket of water took it to his horse himself. Cosette resumed her place under the kitchen table, and her knitting.!pleasant smile. Turns and strolls from the bank.,,¡¡¡¡"Oh-h-h! Dear souls, dear kind souls! Don't let me die! My good souls!...",¡¡¡¡"What do you mean by that?" asked the woman.,¡¡¡¡"How is it pointing?" asked Nicholas, riding a hundred paces toward the whip who had sighted the hare.,Harry looked back. Dumbledore was standing over the Pensieve, his face lit from beneath by its silvery spots of light, looking older than ever. He stared at Harry for a moment, and then said, ¡°Good luck with the third task.¡± ,¡¡¡¡With a solemn triumphal march there mingled a song, the drip from the trees, and the hissing of the saber, "Ozheg-zheg-zheg..." and again the horses jostled one another and neighed, not disturbing the choir but joining in it.,¡¡¡¡When the earth is suffering from too heavy a burden, there are mysterious groanings of the shades, to which the abyss lends an ear....
¡¡¡¡"The beginning of retreat!" cried Napoleon.,CHAPTER III ...¡¡¡¡Anatole was always content with his position, with himself, and with others. He was instinctively and thoroughly convinced that was impossible for him to live otherwise than as he did and that he had never in his life done anything base. He was incapable of considering how his actions might affect others or what the consequences of this or that action of his might be. He was convinced that, as a duck is so made that it must live in water, so God had made him such that he must spend thirty thousand rubles a year and always occupy a prominent position in society. He believed this so firmly that others, looking at him, were persuaded of it too and did not refuse him either a leading place in society or money, which he borrowed from anyone and everyone and evidently would not repay.,¡¡¡¡The two Pavlograd squadrons were bivouacking on a field of rye, which was already in ear but had been completely trodden down by cattle and horses. The rain was descending in torrents, and Rostov, with a young officer named Ilyin, his protege, was sitting in a hastily constructed shelter. An officer of their regiment, with long mustaches extending onto his cheeks, who after riding to the staff had been overtaken by the rain, entered Rostov's shelter.,¡¡¡¡Anna Mikhaylovna also had of late visited them less frequently, seemed to hold herself with particular dignity, and always spoke rapturously and gratefully of the merits of her son and the brilliant career on which he had entered. When the Rostovs came to Petersburg Boris called on them.,¡¡¡¡"All right, all right," he said, throwing the bits under the table.!¡®Diffindo!¡¯ yelled Harry, trying to sever the feelers wrapping themselves tightly around Ron before his eyes, but they would not break. Ron fell over, still thrashing against his bonds..
,Augustus Caesar, Vespasianus, Aurelianus, Theodoricus, Henry VH of England and Henry IV of France. In me fourth place are propa^JSores or prnpugnatores imperil; such as in honourable wars enlarge their territories, or make noble defence against invaders...¡¡¡¡The mother's wounded spirit could not could not heal. Petya's death had torn from her half her life. When the news of Petya's death had come she had been a fresh and vigorous woman of fifty, but a month later she left her room a listless old woman taking no interest in life. But the same blow that almost killed the countess, this second blow, restored Natasha to life.,¡¡¡¡Another had already overthrown Courfeyrac, who was shouting:,the latter of whom, it is said; iuventutem egit enwibus, imo fwonbus, plenorn. And ,¡¡¡¡The blood rushed to Petya's face and he grasped his pistol.!
? Leo Tolstoy; ,¡¡¡¡The count wished to go home, but Helene entreated him not to spoil her improvised ball, and the Rostovs stayed on. Anatole asked Natasha for a valse and as they danced he pressed her waist and hand and told her she was bewitching and that he loved her. During the ecossaise, which she also danced with him, Anatole said nothing when they happened to be by themselves, but merely gazed at her. Natasha lifted her frightened eyes to him, but there was such confident tenderness in his affectionate look and smile that she could not, whilst looking at him, say what she had to say. She lowered her eyes.,,¡¡¡¡The doctor came every day, felt her pulse, looked at her tongue, and regardless of her grief-stricken face joked with her. But when he had gone into another room, to which the countess hurriedly followed him, he assumed a grave air and thoughtfully shaking his head said that though there was danger, he had hopes of the effect of this last medicine and one must wait and see, that the malady was chiefly mental, but... And the countess, trying to conceal the action from herself and from him, slipped a gold coin into his hand and always returned to the patient with a more tranquil mind.,LastIndexNext,fit of anger: but howsoever you show bitterness, do not act anything that is not !
¡¡¡¡Frowning with vexation at the effort necessary to divest himself of his coat and trousers, the prince undressed, sat down heavily on the bed, and appeared to be meditating as he looked contemptuously at his withered yellow legs. He was not meditating, but only deferring the moment of making the effort to lift those legs up and turn over on the bed. "Ugh, how hard it is! Oh, that this toil might end and you would release me!" thought he. Pressing his lips together he made that effort for the twenty-thousandth time and lay down. But hardly had he done so before he felt the bed rocking backwards and forwards beneath him as if it were breathing heavily and jolting. This happened to him almost every night. He opened his eyes as they were closing.;¡¡¡¡At six francs the shot, that comes to nine hundred thousand francs a day, three hundred millions a year, which vanish in smoke.,¡¡¡¡"And here's the commander," said Likhachev.,¡¡¡¡Then he executed a pirouette on his heel; a moment later, the old woman, who had remained on the door-step, heard him singing in his clear, young voice, as he plunged under the black elm-trees, in the wintry wind:-- !,¡¡¡¡For the last six weeks, Marius had little by little, slowly, by degrees, taken possession of Cosette each day., ,¡¡¡¡It was evident that they had Jean Valjean before their eyes. That was clear.,¡¡¡¡"Hurrah! hurrah! hurrah!" shouted those behind him....
¡¡¡¡The next day, on the 5th of June, she went to Courfeyrac's quarters to inquire for Marius, not for the purpose of delivering the letter, but,--a thing which every jealous and loving soul will comprehend,--"to see." There she had waited for Marius, or at least for Courfeyrac, still for the purpose of seeing.;By "Eshu Space"..¡¡¡¡They waited a long time for Natasha to come to dinner that day. She sat in her room crying like a child, blowing her nose and sobbing. Sonya stood beside her, kissing her hair.,¡¡¡¡"What else did he say to you? What are those verses? Read them..." said her mother, thoughtfully, referring to some verses Prince Andrew had written in Natasha's album.!¡¡¡¡So too, like Voltaire in his time, uninvited defenders of the law of inevitability today use that law as a weapon against religion, though the law of inevitability in history, like the law of Copernicus in astronomy, far from destroying, even strengthens the foundation on which the institutions of state and church are erected.,¡¡¡¡It will be remembered that he had Marius' pass-key..¡¡¡¡The force which is mightier than man produced that day.,? Leo Tolstoy...Degrees of honour in subjects are; first, paiHapes cwarwn; those upon whom princes do discharge the greatest weight of their affairs; their right hands, as we call them. ;
¡¡¡¡The spot was, in fact, admirably adapted, the entrance to the street widened out, the other extremity narrowed together into a pocket without exit..¡®I must say, I'm looking forward to seeing Malfoy's mother's face when he gets off the train,¡¯ said Ernie, with some satisfaction, as he watched Malfoy squirm above him. Ernie had never quite got over the indignity of Malfoy docking points from Hufflepuff during his brief spell as a member of the Inquisitorial Squad.,¡¡¡¡It was necessary to fight an unexpected battle at Smolensk to save our lines of communication. The battle was fought and thousands were killed on both sides.,CHAPTER XXII ,,you pay out of your own pocket. Uncle Sam puts his hand in your,Seemingly resigned, Andy turns around, leans on the rewind bench -- and curls his fingers around a full 1.000 foot reel of 35mm film. Rooster licks his lips, pushes past the others.,¡¡¡¡One army fled and the other pursued. Beyond Smolensk there were several different roads available for the French, and one would have thought that during their stay of four days they might have learned where the enemy was, might have arranged some more advantageous plan and undertaken something new. But after a four days' halt the mob, with no maneuvers or plans, again began running along the beaten track, neither to the right nor to the left but along the old- the worst- road, through Krasnoe and Orsha.;¡¡¡¡The cuirassiers hurled themselves on the English squares.!
¡¡¡¡He interrogated himself....¡¡¡¡He found his first refuge at Pradeaux, near Beausset.; !BOOK FIFTEEN: 1812 - 13.¡¡¡¡Why had Jean Valjean quitted the convent of the Petit-Picpus? What had happened?,¡¡¡¡Both started, and gazed into the darkness with sparkling eyes.!
¡¡¡¡Generally they were books of travel. Jean Valjean was undergoing a new birth; his happiness was reviving in these ineffable rays; the Luxembourg, the prowling young stranger, Cosette's coldness,--all these clouds upon his soul were growing dim. He had reached the point where he said to himself:...¡¡¡¡"Yes.",¡¡¡¡All at once she paused..LastIndexNext.,¡¡¡¡"Hurrah! Rostov, come quick! I've found it! About two hundred yards away there's a tavern where ours have already gathered. We can at least get dry there, and Mary Hendrikhovna's there.",¡¡¡¡Go there.;
,CHAPTER XI ,¡¡¡¡I tell you that you shan't enter this house, because it doesn't suit me.,? Leo Tolstoy!¡¡¡¡"Your chamber still stands ready in our house," she went on.,,,¡¡¡¡In June, after many balls and fetes given by the Polish magnates, by the courtiers, and by the Emperor himself, it occurred to one of the Polish aides-de-camp in attendance that a dinner and ball should be given for the Emperor by his aides-de-camp. This idea was eagerly received. The Emperor gave his consent. The aides-de-camp collected money by subscription. The lady who was thought to be most pleasing to the Emperor was invited to act as hostess. Count Bennigsen, being a landowner in the Vilna province, offered his country house for the fete, and the thirteenth of June was fixed for a ball, dinner, regatta, and fireworks at Zakret, Count Bennigsen's country seat.,¡¡¡¡Two of Durutte's regiments go and come in affright as though tossed back and forth between the swords of the Uhlans and the fusillade of the brigades of Kempt, Best, Pack, and Rylandt; the worst of hand-to-hand conflicts is the defeat; friends kill each other in order to escape; squadrons and battalions break and disperse against each other, like the tremendous foam of battle.;
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.¡¡¡¡"I may have appeared strange and queer then," he thought, "but I was not so mad as I seemed. On the contrary I was then wiser and had more insight than at any other time, and understood all that is worth understanding in life, because... because I was happy.",.Solon, Justinian, Eadgar, Alphonsus of Castile, the Wise, that made the Siete Parados. ...¡¡¡¡"Darkness and gloom," reiterated Pierre: "yes, yes, I understand that.",,,an ancient clerk, skilful in precedents, wary in proceeding, and understanding in ,!
,BOOK NINE: 1812,¡¡¡¡The year before he had owed his housekeeper's wages; now, as we have seen, he owed three quarters of his rent.,¡¡¡¡They departed, that is all.,¡¡¡¡"We have just seen the head of the procession pass, Joly and I.",? Victor Hugo,Need More Free Ebooks, Pls Go To.his counsel, let it be with alleging further reason. Men had need beware, how they ...
,His scar seared and burned ... the pain of it was making his eyes stream ...!¡¡¡¡ A being who could have hovered over Paris that night with the wing of the bat or the owl would have had beneath his eyes a gloomy spectacle.,¡¡¡¡Oh Spring!,¡¡¡¡The beggar was at his post.,¡¡¡¡A middle-aged man, handsome and virile, in the uniform of a retired naval officer, was speaking in one of the rooms, and a small crowd was pressing round him. Pierre went up to the circle that had formed round the speaker and listened. Count Ilya Rostov, in a military uniform of Catherine's time, was sauntering with a pleasant smile among the crowd, with all of whom he was acquainted. He too approached that group and listened with a kindly smile and nods of approval, as he always did, to what the speaker was saying. The retired naval man was speaking very boldly, as was evident from the expression on the faces of the listeners and from the fact that some people Pierre knew as the meekest and quietest of men walked away disapprovingly or expressed disagreement with him. Pierre pushed his way into the middle of the group, listened, and convinced himself that the man was indeed a liberal, but of views quite different from his own. The naval officer spoke in a particularly sonorous, musical, and aristocratic baritone voice, pleasantly swallowing his r's and generally slurring his consonants: the voice of a man calling out to his servant, "Heah! Bwing me my pipe!" It was indicative of dissipation and the exercise of authority.!,¡¡¡¡They are giving themselves a sad malady; they are inoculating themselves with the past.,¡¡¡¡There was nothing wrong or unseemly in what they said, it was witty and might have been funny, but it lacked just that something which is the salt of mirth, and they were not even aware that such a thing existed.;
¡¡¡¡To all appearance he was one of those whom we have just described,--neither English nor French, neither peasant nor soldier, less a man than a ghoul attracted by the scent of the dead bodies having theft for his victory, and come to rifle Waterloo.!¡¡¡¡"There's plenty in the spring.,? Victor Hugo.¡¡¡¡It was he who called his grenadiers "his grumblers"; he pinched their ears; he pulled their mustaches.!¡¡¡¡After which he picked up his pistol and resumed his way.,LastIndexNext,¡¡¡¡Natasha, pale and stern, was sitting beside Marya Dmitrievna, and her eyes, glittering feverishly, met Pierre with a questioning look the moment he entered. She did not smile or nod, but only gazed fixedly at him, and her look asked only one thing: was he a friend, or ...¡¡¡¡These voices had this strange characteristic, that they did not prevent the building from seeming to be deserted. It was a supernatural chant in an uninhabited house.!¡¡¡¡They were silent for a while.,¡¡¡¡Every new-comer who entered the tavern said, on catching sight of Madame Thenardier, "There is the master of the house." A mistake....
¡¡¡¡And he began clearly and concisely to explain his reasons for dissatisfaction with the Russian government. Judging by the calmly moderate and amicable tone in which the French Emperor spoke, Balashev was firmly persuaded that he wished for peace and intended to enter into negotiations.,!¡¡¡¡First problem:.,¡¡¡¡There was no one there.!¡¡¡¡"But a large number of monasteries and churches is always a sign of the backwardness of a people," said Napoleon, turning to Caulaincourt for appreciation of this remark....!¡¡¡¡It is for a woman, but it's for the people.;
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¡¡¡¡The niche was entirely filled by a thing which resembled a colossal and wretched door; it was a vast, formless assemblage of perpendicular planks, the upper ones being broader than the lower, bound together by long transverse strips of iron. At one side there was a carriage gate of the ordinary dimensions, and which had evidently not been cut more than fifty years previously.,¡¡¡¡Her words were incoherent, but they attained the purpose at which she was aiming.,¡¡¡¡These men, carried away by their passions, were but blind tools of the most melancholy law of necessity, but considered themselves heroes and imagined that they were accomplishing a most noble and honorable deed. They blamed Kutuzov and said that from the very beginning of the campaign he had prevented their vanquishing Napoleon, that he thought nothing but satisfying his passions and would not advance from the Linen Factories because he was comfortable there, that at Krasnoe he checked the advance because on learning that Napoleon was there he had quite lost his head, and that it was probable that he had an understanding with Napoleon and had been bribed by him, and so on, and so on.,LastIndexNext,¡¡¡¡"Then it's all right?" said Nicholas, again scrutinizing the expression of his sister's face to see if she was in earnest. Then he jumped down and, his boots scrunching the snow, ran back to his sleigh. The same happy, smiling Circassian, with mustache and beaming eyes looking up from under a sable hood, was still sitting there, and that Circassian was Sonya, and that Sonya was certainly his future happy and loving wife.,¡¡¡¡It was alarming to suppose that that thing was perhaps dead; and still more alarming to think that it was perhaps alive.,¡¡¡¡There, as he did not lack money, he procured clothing. A small country-house in the neighborhood of Balaguier was at that time the dressing-room of escaped convicts,--a lucrative specialty. Then Jean Valjean, like all the sorry fugitives who are seeking to evade the vigilance of the law and social fatality, pursued an obscure and undulating itinerary.;LastIndexNext.
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¡¡¡¡At that moment it seemed to him that he heard a voice within him shouting:,¡¡¡¡"Would you like my carbine?" said Enjolras to the lad.,LastIndexNext...¡¡¡¡All the lineaments which providence traces on the surface of a nation have their parallels, sombre but distinct, in their depths, and all convulsions of the depths produce ebullitions on the surface.,¡¡¡¡"All right. All right. They'll be safe with me, as safe as in Chancery! I'll take them where they must go, scold them a bit, and pet them a bit," said Marya Dmitrievna, touching her goddaughter and favorite, Natasha, on the cheek with her large hand....¡¡¡¡No one replied and Princess Mary, looking round at the crowd, found that every eye she met now was immediately dropped.,¡¡¡¡As for Toussaint, she venerated Jean Valjean, and thought everything he did right....
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Yet even in beginners, to adhere so moderately, as he be a man of the one faction, which is most passable with the other, commonly giveth best way. The lower and weaker faction is the firmer in conjunction: and it is often seen, that a few that are stiff, do tire out a greater number that are more moderate. When one of the factions is extinguished, the remaining subdivided!: as the faction, between Lucullus and the rest of the nobles of the Senate (which they called Optimates) held out a while, against the faction ofPompey and Caesar: but when the senate\'s authority was ruled down, Caesar and Pompey soon after brake. ,¡¡¡¡ IT IS LUCKY THAT THE PONT D'AUSTERLITZ BEARS CARRIAGES!¡¡¡¡A man without convictions, without habits, without traditions, without a name, and not even a Frenchman, emerges- by what seem the strangest chances- from among all the seething French parties, and without joining any one of them is borne forward to a prominent position.;BOOK FOURTEEN: 1812;.¡°Listen, you're not going to have any trouble. You're a champion. You've just beaten a Hungarian Horntail. I bet they'll be queuing up to go with you.¡± ,¡¡¡¡But he had found Cosette sad; Cosette had been weeping..¡¡¡¡They idolized each other..¡¡¡¡He felt some one clutch him from behind....
LastIndexNext,¡¡¡¡If instead of a divine power some other force has appeared, it should be explained in what this new force consists, for the whole interest of history lies precisely in that force.,;BOOK FOURTEEN: 1812,¡¡¡¡The face of the male Thenardier presented that expressive fold which accentuates the human countenance whenever the dominant instinct appears there in all its bestial force..¡¡¡¡*"Long live the king." .(gets up in disgust),¡¡¡¡Second problem:!¡¡¡¡"Well, that's all!" said Kutuzov as he signed the last of the documents, and rising heavily and smoothing out the folds in his fat white neck he moved toward the door with a more cheerful expression.;.
¡¡¡¡Now, the coffer was too small to contain a body; therefore it contained money.,¡¡¡¡One would have said that the man who was dead was surveying those who were about to die. A long trail of blood which had flowed from that head, descended in reddish threads from the window to the height of the first floor, where it stopped.,LastIndexNext,¡¡¡¡Ordinarily, this flame which burns us lights us also a little, and casts some useful gleams without. But Marius no longer even heard these mute counsels of passion. He never said to himself:; ;¡¡¡¡The rest is for the poor.", !, ...