The Life of Louis, Prince of Condé: Surnamed the Great, Volumes 1-2

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Wiley & Putnam, 1845
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Page 26 - Monsieur, who felt no fear," says Retz, " because he had been more cheered in the streets and the hall oi the palace than he had ever been," answered with vivacity; "The king was a prisoner in the hands of Mazarin; but, thank God, he is not any longer.
Page 81 - Ma foy , bourgeois, ce n'est pas jeu ; Craignez une fin malheureuse : Car la paille est fort dangereuse Entre les mains d'un boute-feu.
Page 151 - Never attack a position in front, when you can obtain it by turning it ; 2d, Avoid doing what the enemy wishes, and that simply because he does wish it. Shun the field of battle which he has reconnoitred and stad ied, and more particularly that in which he has fortified and intrenched himself."— Montholon and Gourgand : Memoirs of Napoleon, vol.
Page 95 - ... strongest part of the line ; and that " they had observed to him, that the whole line on " the other side was very much weaker:" to which the marshal replied, " You do not know who keeps " that line ; we shall do no good there ; monsieur " le prince never sleeps, and that is his post; but " I will tell you, what will fall out on the other " side;" for he had himself marched in the Spanish army, and very well understood the customs of it.
Page 119 - As for me," added she with tears, " they want to send me a hundred leagues from hence and shut me up in a wretched prison. Is it not just that I should remain at Paris, to watch over the interests of my unfortunate family ? And with what can I be reproached but of being the mother of the Prince of Conde...
Page 124 - Gourville assisted him as much as he could. The roast which had been wanting, not at the table of the king, but at the inferior tables, was constantly present to his mind. Gourville mentioned it to the prince ; the prince even went to the chamber of Vatel, and said to him,' — ' Vatel, all is going on well ; nothing could equal the supper of the king.

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