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The Ball at Sceaux

By: Honoré de Balzac

...e income of the least rich lord in the English Upper Chamber. Thus all the French peers are on the lookout for great heiresses for their sons, whereve... ...criticism, or opportunity for hearing many of the startling speeches which caricaturists so gladly pick up. The haughty young lady suddenly found a fl... ...he divinities which Girodet has introduced into his immense composition of French Warriors received by Ossian. Emilie fancied that she recognized her ... ... She wished that none but nobles should have the right to wear the antique French costume, which was so becoming to the courtiers of Louis XV. To hear... ...ust come home from Germany. For a year I have heard no de- 51 Balzac cent French, I have been weaned from French faces, and sa- tiated with Germans, ... ... that, I believe, in my patriotic mania, I could talk to the chimeras on a French candlestick. And if I talk with a lack of reserve unbecoming in a di...

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Beauchamp's Career

By: George Meredith

... Everard, and his uncle’s friend Stukely Culbrett, expounded the nature of Frenchmen to him, saying that they were un- easy when not periodically thra... ...of our exhi- bition of ourselves in Europe. It looked as if the blustering French Guard were to have it all their own way. And what 9 George Meredith... ...fi- culties to be overcome. As regards his qualifications for ad- dressing Frenchmen, a year of his prae-neptunal time had been spent in their capital... ...nal time had been spent in their capital city for the purpose of acquiring French of Paris, its latest refinements of pronunciation and polish, and th... ...ts of pronunciation and polish, and the art of conversing. He had read the French tragic poets and Moliere; he could even relish the Gallic- classic—’... ...e above his dirty idol. He conceived it in the mock-mediaeval style of our caricaturists:—Shrapnel stretched at his length, half a league, in slashed ...

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Bram Stoker's Dracula

By: Bram Stoker

... in the town was distinctly heard, and the band on the pier, with its lively French air, was like a dischord in the great harmony of nature’s silence.... ...tiny tots pretending to be the”bloofer lady” is supremely funny. Some of our caricaturists might, he says, take a lesson in the irony of grotesque by ... ...n, more red than ever, and in more tongues, tell him that he doesn’t want no Frenchmen, with bloom upon them and also with blood, in his ship, with bl...

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Ferragus Chief of the Devorants

By: Honoré de Balzac

...heless, not a single clean corner, so complying is she to the vices of the French nation! Who has not chanced to leave his home early in the morning, ... ...ore likely; but, as an officer of rank in the cavalry, he belonged to that French arm which demands rapidity in its conquests and derives as much vani... ...e de Maulincour was a victim to the ideas which weighed in those days upon French youth, and we must here explain why. The Vidame de Pamiers was still... ...to lie. This neces- sity admitted, ought they not to know how to lie well? French women do it admirably. Our manners and customs teach them deception!... ... neither Dougal nor Jeannie, alarming no one,—being as chaste as our noble French language requires, and as bold as the pencil of Gerard in his pictur... ...he carpet and her white stockings. This peculiar foot-gear, which Parisian caricaturists have well-rendered, is a special attribute of the grisette of...

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Speeches: Literary and Social

By: Charles Dickens

...ho are not members of the travellers’ body, I will say in the words of the French proverb, “Heaven helps those who help themselves.” The Commercial Tr... ... keeping, decimal coinage, mensuration, math ematics, social economy, the French language—in fact, they comprise all the keys that open all the locks... ...ng will, that he is now well versed in Euclid and Algebra, and is the best French scholar in Stockport. The drawing classes in that same Stockport are... ...s Mr. Carlyle has it towards the closing pages of his grand history of the French Revolution, “This we are now with due brev ity to glance at; and th... ... by the more unthinking part of the public as unquestionably true; just as caricaturists and painters, professedly making a portrait of some public ma... ...tant languages, daily becoming more important in the business of life,—the French and German. I find that there is a class for drawing, a chemical cla...

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The Magic Skin

By: Honoré de Balzac

...ed unmoved and imperial with an air-pump thrust into one eye. Portraits of French sheriffs and Dutch burgomasters, phlegmatic now as when in life, loo... ...ineteenth century; the time and place made sorcery impossible. The idol of French scepticism had died in the house just opposite, the disciple of Gay-... ...t me, without making you blush for it, and without giving you so much as a French centime, a para from the Levant, a German heller, a Russian kopeck, ... ...xcellence anywhere or nowhere, as it hap- pens. Here, the cleverest of our caricaturists, with mischie- vous eyes and bitter tongue, lay in wait for e... ...eathed several amounts to public 149 Balzac institutions in his will, the French Government sent in a claim for the remainder to the East India Compa... ..., everything lies under his feet. From this time forth the axiom that ‘all Frenchmen are alike in the eyes of the law,’ is for him a fib at the head o...

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