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¡¡¡¡"It's dirty," replied Prince Andrew, making a grimace.;,¡¡¡¡Gavroche was working on the larger one.,we call education; which is, in effect, but an early custom. So we see, in languages the tongue is more pliant to all expressions and sounds, the joints are more supple to all fears of activity and motions, in youth than afterwards. For it is true, that late learners cannot so well take the ply; except it be in some minds, that have not suffered themselves to fix, but have kept themselves open and prepared to receive continual amendment, which is exceeding rare. !¡¡¡¡However, we reject these figures, which appear to be reasons and which are only words.,¡¡¡¡The most cunning man could not have crept into her confidence more successfully, evoking memories of the best times of her youth and showing sympathy with them. Yet Pierre's cunning consisted simply in finding pleasure in drawing out the human qualities of the embittered, hard, and (in her own way) proud princess.,...¡¡¡¡Aren't they ridiculous, these ninnies of men, to think they can scare a girl!,¡¡¡¡"Is there any way of getting into the court-room, sir?" said he.!¡¡¡¡The two remarkably pretty girls, Natasha and Sonya, with Count Rostov who had not been seen in Moscow for a long time, attracted general attention. Moreover, everybody knew vaguely of Natasha's engagement to Prince Andrew, and knew that the Rostovs had lived in the country ever since, and all looked with curiosity at a fiancee who was making one of the best matches in Russia.,¡¡¡¡He raised his head.!
¡¡¡¡Pierre had long been familiar with that story. Karataev had told it to him alone some half-dozen times and always with a specially joyful emotion. But well as he knew it, Pierre now listened to that tale as to something new, and the quiet rapture Karataev evidently felt as he told it communicated itself also to Pierre. The story was of an old merchant who lived a good and God-fearing life with his family, and who went once to the Nizhni fair with a companion- a rich merchant..; ,¡¡¡¡This vertigo, this terror, this downfall into ruin of the loftiest bravery which ever astounded history,--is that causeless? No. The shadow of an enormous right is projected athwart Waterloo. It is the day of destiny....¡¡¡¡"But who the deuce is he following?"!¡¡¡¡"Pay strict heed!.¡¡¡¡The way to Iligin's upland was across the fields. The hunt servants fell into line. The masters rode together. "Uncle," Rostov, and Ilagin kept stealthily glancing at one another's dogs, trying not to be observed by their companions and searching uneasily for rivals to their own borzois....
¡¡¡¡"Isn't she a Tartar!",......BOB.¡¡¡¡"You do not belong in town, sir?" replied the bourgeois, who was an oldish man; "well, follow me.,,? Leo Tolstoy...¡¡¡¡For a reply to these questions the common sense of mankind turns to the science of history, whose aim is to enable nations and humanity to know themselves....
¡¡¡¡When the cotillion was over the old count in his blue coat came up to the dancers. He invited Prince Andrew to come and see them, and asked his daughter whether she was enjoying herself. Natasha did not answer at once but only looked up with a smile that said reproachfully: "How can you ask such a question?",...¡¡¡¡Jean Valjean remained silent, motionless, with his back towards the door, seated on the chair from which he had not stirred, and holding his breath in the dark..¡¡¡¡"Don't talk nonsense!" cried Marya Dmitrievna.;CHAPTER XI ,,¡¡¡¡And then on the right bank, the left bank, on the quays, on the boulevards, in the Latin country, in the quarter of the Halles, panting men, artisans, students, members of sections read proclamations and shouted:...
¡¡¡¡"Sonya, is it well with thee?" he asked from time to time.;¡¡¡¡"Long live the Republic!"!,¡¡¡¡Black and desert space was before her. She gazed in despair at that darkness, where there was no longer any one, where there were beasts, where there were spectres, possibly. She took a good look, and heard the beasts walking on the grass, and she distinctly saw spectres moving in the trees.,CHAPTER XVI ;¡¡¡¡The cause of the destruction of the French army in 1812 is clear to us now. No one will deny that that cause was, on the one hand, its advance into the heart of Russia late in the season without any preparation for a winter campaign and, on the other, the character given to the war by the burning of Russian towns and the hatred of the foe this aroused among the Russian people. But no one at the time foresaw (what now seems so evident) that this was the only way an army of eight hundred thousand men- the best in the world and led by the best general- could be destroyed in conflict with a raw army of half its numerical strength, and led by inexperienced commanders as the Russian army was. Not only did no one see this, but on the Russian side every effort was made to hinder the only thing that could save Russia, while on the French side, despite Napoleon's experience and so-called military genius, every effort was directed to pushing on to Moscow at the end of the summer, that is, to doing the very thing that was bound to lead to destruction.!
,;,¡¡¡¡Thenardier, who was, above all, an astute and well-balanced man, was a scamp of a temperate sort..¡¡¡¡Gavroche was a gamin of letters.,¡¡¡¡"If we go away, do you go too!,¡¡¡¡At the same time, a noise as of a wild animal passing became audible in the hedge, and he beheld emerging from the shrubbery a sort of tall, slender girl, who drew herself up in front of him and stared boldly at him..
;.¡¡¡¡Three o'clock struck.; .¡¡¡¡What he beheld with anguish, a mother would have gazed upon with joy.,? Leo Tolstoy,¡¡¡¡You have beside you a sweeter radiance and a greater mystery, woman..
¡¡¡¡He said to himself with a shudder, "Good God! shall I become like that again?",...¡¡¡¡News was received at the Emperor's quarters that very day of a fresh movement by Napoleon which might endanger the army- news subsequently found to be false. And that morning Colonel Michaud had ridden round the Drissa fortifications with the Emperor and had pointed out to him that this fortified camp constructed by Pfuel, and till then considered a chef-d'oeuvre of tactical science which would ensure Napoleon's destruction, was an absurdity, threatening the destruction of the Russian army....¡¡¡¡Whatever happens it always appears that just that event was foreseen and decreed. Wherever the ship may go, the rush of water which neither directs nor increases its movement foams ahead of it, and at a distance seems to us not merely to move of itself but to govern the ship's movement also....¡¡¡¡Why is everybody pursuing me so furiously?",¡¡¡¡JEAN VALJEAN AS A NATIONAL GUARD!¡¡¡¡She had thrown off her shawl.,¡¡¡¡"Monsieur le Maire!" shrieked Fantine....
¡¡¡¡That domestic group was worthy of admiration.,,¡¡¡¡"The dragoons!" The dragoons advanced at a walk, in silence, with their pistols in their holsters, their swords in their scabbards, their guns slung in their leather sockets, with an air of gloomy expectation..¡¡¡¡"I know your sister too little," replied Prince Andrew, with a sarcastic smile under which he wished to hide his embarrassment, "to be able to solve so delicate a question, and then I have noticed that the less attractive a woman is the more constant she is likely to be," he added, and looked up Pierre who was just approaching them.!¡¡¡¡It almost seemed to him that unknown craters were forming in his bosom.,¡¡¡¡He tried to remember whether he had not done anything else that was foolish. And running over the events of the day he remembered the French drummer boy. "It's capital for us here, but what of him? Where have they put him? Have they fed him? Haven't they hurt his feelings?" he thought. But having caught himself saying too much about the flints, he was now afraid to speak out.!¡¡¡¡Towards two o'clock, almost invariably, the royal carriage and cavalcade was seen to pass at full speed along the Boulevard de l'Hopital.,? Leo Tolstoy!
¡¡¡¡HE WHO SEEKS TO BETTER HIMSELF MAY RENDER HIS SITUATION WORSE, !¡¡¡¡Farewell.",¡¡¡¡But the princess, if she did not again thank him in words, thanked him with the whole expression of her face, radiant with gratitude and tenderness. She could not believe that there was nothing to thank him for. On the contrary, it seemed to her certain that had he not been there she would have perished at the hands of the mutineers and of the French, and that he had exposed himself to terrible and obvious danger to save her, and even more certain was it that he was a man of lofty and noble soul, able to understand her position and her sorrow. His kind, honest eyes, with the tears rising in them when she herself had begun to cry as she spoke of her loss, did leave her memory.,¡¡¡¡"I can't tell you, I don't know. No one's to blame," said Natasha- "It's my fault. But it all hurts terribly. Oh, why doesn't he come?...",¡¡¡¡The kicks continued.,,¡¡¡¡"Oh, Natasha!" she cried....
¡¡¡¡"Give it to me," said the inspector....coming up behind him and TRACKING AROUND to reveal -- Red.!¡¡¡¡"No; I mean do you know Natasha Rostova?",LastIndexNext.¡¡¡¡No human sentiment can be as terrible as joy.!CHAPTER X ,.
instruments, it is better to choose men of a plainer sort, that are like to do that, .,¡¡¡¡When her hair was done, Natasha, in her short petticoat from under which her dancing shoes showed, and in her mother's dressing jacket, ran up to Sonya, scrutinized her, and then ran to her mother. Turning her mother's head this way and that, she fastened on the cap and, hurriedly kissing her gray hair, ran back to the maids who were turning up the hem of her skirt.,¡¡¡¡To distract his thoughts he drove that day to the village of Vorontsovo to see the great balloon Leppich was constructing to destroy the foe, and a trial balloon that was to go up next day. The balloon was not yet ready, but Pierre learned that it was being constructed by the Emperor's desire. The Emperor had written to Count Rostopchin as follows: ,¡¡¡¡Natasha raised her head and, kissing her friend on the lips, pressed her wet face against her.,¡¡¡¡Dron suddenly fell on his knees.,¡¡¡¡When darkness came on, he descended and carefully scrutinized both sides of the boulevard., !
,Need More Free Ebooks, Pls Go To!¡¡¡¡"It is long since we had the pleasure..." began the countess, but Prince Andrew interrupted her by answering her intended question, obviously in haste to say what he had to.!¡¡¡¡Not more than two or three stars were visible in the sky.,¡¡¡¡That evening the Rostovs went to the Opera, for which Marya Dmitrievna had taken a box.....¡¡¡¡The soldier with the swollen cheek looked angrily at the cavalry singers....
¡¡¡¡The servant stammered:--,¡¡¡¡Natasha raised her head and, kissing her friend on the lips, pressed her wet face against her.,¡¡¡¡It was there that the lion has been placed, the involuntary symbol of the supreme heroism of the Imperial Guard.,¡¡¡¡No, never!;¡¡¡¡Mary Hendrikhovna assented and began looking for the spoon which someone meanwhile had pounced on....¡¡¡¡Moreover,--and this is a remark to which we shall frequently have occasion to recur,--she had grown used, without being herself aware of it, to the peculiarities of this good man and to the freaks of destiny.!¡¡¡¡"Ah, madam!" he began. "Madam, Countess... Countess Rostova, if I am not mistaken... I beg you to excuse me, to excuse me... I did not know, madam. God is my witness, I did not know you had honored us with a visit, and I came in such a costume only to see my daughter. I beg you to excuse me... God is my witness, I didn't know-" he repeated, stressing the word "God" so unnaturally and so unpleasantly that Princess Mary stood with downcast eyes not daring to look either at her father or at Natasha.!? Victor Hugo,¡¡¡¡"The Niemen?" repeated Napoleon. "So now you want me to retire beyond the Niemen- only the Niemen?" repeated Napoleon, looking straight at Balashev.;
¡¡¡¡One afternoon noticing Natasha shivering with fever, Princess Mary took her to her own room and made her lie down on the bed. Natasha lay down, but when Princess Mary had drawn the blinds and was going away she called her back.,,On the other side, the commodities of usury are. First, that howsoever usury in some respect hindereth merchandising, yet in some other it advanceth it: for it is certain, that the greatest part of trade is driven by young merchants, upon borrowing at interest: so as if the usurer either call in, or keep back his money, there will ensue presently a great stand of trade. The second is, that were it not for this easy borrowing upon interest, men\'s necessities would draw upon them a most sudden undoing; in that they would be forced to sell their means (be it lands or goods) far under foot; and so, whereas duty doth but gnaw upon them, bad markets would swallow them quite up. ,,¡¡¡¡I do not want you to be grieved. What can be done for it?,¡¡¡¡"They are friends.,BOOK NINE: 1812.
¡¡¡¡The day had been strange and filled with emotions for Cosette. They had eaten some bread and cheese purchased in isolated taverns, behind hedges; they had changed carriages frequently; they had travelled short distances on foot.,¡¡¡¡There was something about her, as she thus ran about among paths, where her outline appeared perfectly black, waving her angular arms, and with her fichu all in rags, that resembled a bat.,¡¡¡¡The old woman saw him fumble in his pocket and draw thence a case, scissors, and thread; then he began to rip the lining of one of the skirts of his coat, and from the opening he took a bit of yellowish paper, which he unfolded. The old woman recognized, with terror, the fact that it was a bank-bill for a thousand francs.,,¡¡¡¡"Dunyasha," she whispered. "Dunyasha!" she screamed wildly, and tearing herself out of this silence she ran to the servants' quarters to meet her old nurse and the maidservants who came running toward her. ,¡¡¡¡"Bring it here- that's fine!";;
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.¡¡¡¡Contrary to what happens with every other vegetation, every ray of light which falls upon it kills whatever it touches.,¡¡¡¡One winter, the rain-storms and the showers had taken a fancy to obliterate the S which terminated the first word, and the G which began the third; this is what remained:--CARPE HO RAS.,¡¡¡¡The visitor was Bitski, who served on various committees, frequented all the societies in Petersburg, and a passionate devotee of the new ideas and of Speranski, and a diligent Petersburg newsmonger- one of those men who choose their opinions like their clothes according to the fashion, but who for that very reason appear to be the warmest partisans. Hardly had he got rid of his hat before he ran into Prince Andrew's room with a preoccupied air and at once began talking. He had just heard particulars of that morning's sitting of the Council of State opened by the Emperor, and he spoke of it enthusiastically. The Emperor's speech had been extraordinary. It had been a speech such as only constitutional monarchs deliver. "The Sovereign plainly said that the Council and Senate are estates of the realm, he said that the government must rest not on authority but on secure bases. The Emperor said that the fiscal system must be reorganized and the accounts published," recounted Bitski, emphasizing certain words and opening his eyes significantly.,? Leo Tolstoy,¡¡¡¡The struggle between the old views and the new was long and stubbornly fought out in physical philosophy. Theology stood on guard for the old views and accused the new of violating revelation. But when truth conquered, theology established itself just as firmly on the new foundation.,¡¡¡¡"I don't know what is the matter with me today. Don't take any notice- forget what I have said!",By "Eshu Space"....¡¡¡¡She said to him, "She will be allowed to sleep beside me in a little bed, will she not, sir?"...
¡¡¡¡I am the inn-keeper of Montfermeil! Do you understand?,BOOK THIRTEENTH.--MARIUS ENTERS THE SHADOW,¡¡¡¡Let us state at once, that this trunk never quitted him more. He always had it in his chamber....¡¡¡¡To paint with words, which contains figures one knows not how or why, is the primitive foundation of all human languages, what may be called their granite.,¡¡¡¡The inferior's triumph in the presence of his superior must be wheedling.,, ,¡¡¡¡So saying, he handed the stranger the three bank-bills..
¡¡¡¡"There he is, always losing everything!" remarked the countess..¡¡¡¡Like the first, his arms were bare, and he had a mask of ink or lampblack.,¡¡¡¡In the middle of the summer Princess Mary received an unexpected letter from Prince Andrew in Switzerland in which he gave her strange and surprising news. He informed her of his engagement to Natasha Rostova. The whole letter breathed loving rapture for his betrothed and tender and confiding affection for his sister. He wrote that he had never loved as he did now and that only now did he understand and know what life was. He asked his sister to forgive him for not having told her of his resolve when he had last visited Bald Hills, though he had spoken of it to his father. He had not done so for fear Princess Mary should ask her father to give his consent, irritating him and having to bear the brunt of his displeasure without attaining her object. "Besides," he wrote, "the matter was not then so definitely settled as it is now. My father then insisted on a delay of a year and now already six months, half of that period, have passed, and my resolution is firmer than ever. If the doctors did not keep me here at the spas I should be back in Russia, but as it is I have to postpone my return for three months. You know me and my relations with Father. I want nothing from him. I have been and always shall be independent; but to go against his will and arouse his anger, now that he may perhaps remain with us such a short time, would destroy half my happiness. I am now writing to him about the same question, and beg you to choose a good moment to hand him the letter and to let me know how he looks at the whole matter and whether there is hope that he may consent to reduce the term by four months."!¡¡¡¡My heart is full.,ANDY;¡¡¡¡He shrugged his shoulders.,,¡¡¡¡Just as "Uncle's" pickled mushrooms, honey, and cherry brandy had seemed to her the best in the world, so also that song, at that moment, seemed to her the acme of musical delight., ...¡¡¡¡She was an ideal market-porter dressed in woman's clothes.,!
¡¡¡¡"Here, I don't grudge it- take it!" she said, evidently afraid of her master and yet regretful of her cloak.,¡¡¡¡But just as the force of gravitation, incomprehensible in itself but felt by every man, is understood by us only to the extent to which we know the laws of inevitability to which it is subject (from the first knowledge that all bodies have weight, up to Newton's law), so too the force of free will, incomprehensible in itself but of which everyone is conscious, is intelligible to us only in as far as we know the laws of inevitability to which it is subject (from the fact that every man dies, up to the knowledge of the most complex economic and historic laws).,¡¡¡¡There were then as now conversations and discussions about women's rights, the relations of husband and wife and their freedom and rights, though these themes were not yet termed questions as they are now; but these topics were not merely uninteresting to Natasha, she positively did not understand them.!BOOK EIGHT: 1811 - 12,? Leo Tolstoy,? Leo Tolstoy, !
¡¡¡¡Sometimes when, trying to understand him, she spoke of the good work he was doing for his serfs, he would be vexed and reply: "Not in the least; it never entered my head and I wouldn't do that for their good! That's all poetry and old wives' talk- all that doing good to one's neighbor! What I want is that our children should not have to go begging. I must put our affairs in order while I am alive, that's all. And to do that, order and strictness are essential.... That's all about it!" said he, clenching his vigorous fist. "And fairness, of course," he added, "for if the peasant is naked and hungry and has only one miserable horse, he can do no good either for himself or for me.",Harry looked at her and the new feeling of pity intensified rather painfully.,¡¡¡¡No other house was visible....BOOK SIX: 1808 - 10!¡¡¡¡"Prove it! prove it!" cried Marius beside himself....¡¡¡¡Cosette saw him through the hole in her shutter.,¡¡¡¡Of nothing and of everything. Of an electricity disengaged, little by little, of a flame suddenly darting forth, of a wandering force, of a passing breath. This breath encounters heads which speak, brains which dream, souls which suffer, passions which burn, wretchedness which howls, and bears them away.,¡¡¡¡"To Petersburg!" she repeated as if unable to understand.,;.
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Je voyais un astre au fond du grenier.,¡¡¡¡"It is a woman's voice.",,¡¡¡¡Sir!,¡¡¡¡It is composed both of the infinitely great and the infinitely little.,¡¡¡¡Just so it now seems as if we have only to admit the law of inevitability, to destroy the conception of the soul, of good and evil, and all the institutions of state and church that have been built up on those conceptions.,!,¡¡¡¡"Yes, I am very glad," he said.!
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? Leo Tolstoy!...¡¡¡¡The trees had bent over towards the nettles, the plant had sprung upward, the branch had inclined, that which crawls on the earth had gone in search of that which expands in the air, that which floats on the wind had bent over towards that which trails in the moss; trunks, boughs, leaves, fibres, clusters, tendrils, shoots, spines, thorns, had mingled, crossed, married, confounded themselves in each other; vegetation in a deep and close embrace, had celebrated and accomplished there, under the well-pleased eye of the Creator, in that enclosure three hundred feet square, the holy mystery of fraternity, symbol of the human fraternity. This garden was no longer a garden, it was a colossal thicket, that is to say, something as impenetrable as a forest, as peopled as a city, quivering like a nest, sombre like a cathedral, fragrant like a bouquet, solitary as a tomb, living as a throng....When factions are carried too high, and too violently, it is a sign of weakness in princes; and much to the prejudice, both of their authority, and business. The motions of factions, under kings, ought to be like the motions (as the astronomers speak) of the inferior orbs; which may have their proper motions, but yet still, are quietly carried by the higher motion of primum mobile..¡¡¡¡They had decided to be at the ball by half past ten, and Natasha had still to get dressed and they had to call at the Taurida Gardens.!Something was erupting inside Harry's head: a need to justify himself, to explain¡ª,the proportion. A man cannot tell, whether Apelles, or Albert Durer, were the more ...¡¡¡¡This last barricade, which was very narrow, was constructed only of casks and paving-stones. There were about fifty workers on it; thirty were armed with guns; for, on their way, they had effected a wholesale loan from an armorer's shop....
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? Victor Hugo, .Five minutes later he was hurtling toward a stone gargoyle standing halfway along an empty corridor. .¡¡¡¡After the deaths of her son and husband in such rapid succession, she felt herself a being accidentally forgotten in this world and left without aim or object for her existence. She ate, drank, slept, or kept awake, but did not live. Life gave her no new impressions. She wanted nothing from life but tranquillity, and that tranquillity only death could give her. But until death came she had to go on living, that is, to use her vital forces. A peculiarity one sees in very young children and very old people was particularly evident in her. Her life had no external aims- only a need to exercise her various functions and inclinations was apparent. She had to eat, sleep, think, speak, weep, work, give vent to her anger, and so on, merely because she had a stomach, a brain, muscles, nerves, and a liver. She did these things not under any external impulse as people in the full vigor of life do, when behind the purpose for which they strive that of exercising their functions remains unnoticed. She talked only because she physically needed to exercise her tongue and lungs. She cried as a child does, because her nose had to be cleared, and so on. What for people in their full vigor is an aim was for her evidently merely a pretext.,¡¡¡¡The day passed thus..,? Victor Hugo,;
¡¡¡¡"Well, go, go! If anything more is wanted I'll send after you.",¡¡¡¡There was one pilgrim, a quiet pockmarked little woman of fifty called Theodosia, who for over thirty years had gone about barefoot and worn heavy chains. Princess Mary was particularly fond of her. Once, when in a room with a lamp dimly lit before the icon Theodosia was talking of her life, the thought that Theodosia alone had found the true path of life suddenly came to Princess Mary with such force that she resolved to become a pilgrim herself. When Theodosia had gone to sleep Princess Mary thought about this for a long time, and at last made up her mind that, strange as it might seem, she must go on a pilgrimage. She disclosed this thought to no one but to her confessor, Father Akinfi, the monk, and he approved of her intention. Under guise of a present for the pilgrims, Princess Mary prepared a pilgrim's complete costume for herself: a coarse smock, bast shoes, a rough coat, and a black kerchief. Often, approaching the chest of drawers containing this secret treasure, Princess Mary paused, uncertain whether the time had not already come to put her project into execution.... ...¡¡¡¡And not letting them interrupt her she went on to tell what she had never yet mentioned to anyone- all she had lived through during those three weeks of their journey and life at Yaroslavl.!,Use also such persons as affect the business, wherein they are employed; for that quickeneth much; and such as are fit for the matter, as bold men for expostulation, fair spoken men for persuasion, crafty men for enquiry and observation, froward and absurd men for business that doth not well bear out itself. Use also such as have been lucky, and prevailed before in things wherein you have employed them; for that breeds confidence, and they will strive to maintain their prescription. ;
,LastIndexNext,¡¡¡¡"Uncle Pierre, you... no... If Papa were alive... would he agree with you?" he asked..¡¡¡¡I went there in my mother's arms.,¡¡¡¡To have one's ear pulled by the Emperor was considered the greatest honor and mark of favor at the French court.;CHAPTER XVIII .¡¡¡¡It was just when the count's affairs had become so involved that it was impossible to say what would happen if he lived another year that he unexpectedly died.,235 EXT -- PRISON YARD -- DAY (1953) 235...