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¡¡¡¡Man lives consciously for himself, but is an unconscious instrument in the attainment of the historic, universal, aims of humanity. A deed done is irrevocable, and its result coinciding in time with the actions of millions of other men assumes an historic significance. The higher a man stands on the social ladder, the more people he is connected with and the more power he has over others, the more evident is the predestination and inevitability of his every action.,¡¡¡¡This odd espalier, with its branches of lead and iron, was the first thing that struck Jean Valjean.,!¡¡¡¡Let us state at once, that this trunk never quitted him more. He always had it in his chamber.,¡¡¡¡"I cannot express, Princess, how glad I am that I happened to ride here and am able to show my readiness to serve you," said Rostov, rising. "Go when you please, and I give you my word of honor that no one shall dare to cause you annoyance if only you will allow me to act as your escort." And bowing respectfully, as if to a lady of royal blood, he moved toward the door.... ...¡°Expelliarmus!¡± he yelled ¡ª except that his wasn't the only voice that shouted. There was a blast that made the door rattle on its hinges; Snape was lifted off his feet and slammed into the wall, then slid down it to the floor, a trickle of blood oozing from under his hair. He had been knocked out. ;¡¡¡¡These lamentable tribes of darkness have no longer merely the desperate audacity of actions, they possess the heedless audacity of mind.!
¡¡¡¡Effort is quickly exhausted in the grave.,¡¡¡¡It does not become disconcerted, but adjusts to its divine work the man who has bestridden the Alps, and the good old tottering invalid of Father Elysee.; !,¡¡¡¡But since it is all over, how comes it that the hall is still lighted?",,¡¡¡¡As she said this the countess looked round at her daughter. Natasha was lying looking steadily straight before her at one of the mahogany sphinxes carved on the corners of the bedstead, so that the countess only saw her daughter's face in profile. That face struck her by its peculiarly serious and concentrated expression....;¡¡¡¡When an apple has ripened and falls, why does it fall? Because of its attraction to the earth, because its stalk withers, because it is dried by the sun, because it grows heavier, because the wind shakes it, or because the boy standing below wants to eat it?!
¡¡¡¡He grants its overwhelming immensity, but he establishes its triviality; and he does more than spit upon it. Borne down by numbers, by superior force, by brute matter, he finds in his soul an expression:...¡¡¡¡Marius had told Cosette that he was an orphan, that his name was Marius Pontmercy, that he was a lawyer, that he lived by writing things for publishers, that his father had been a colonel, that the latter had been a hero, and that he, Marius, was on bad terms with his grandfather who was rich..¡¡¡¡From broken remarks about Natasha and his father, from the emotion with which Pierre spoke of that dead father, and from the careful, reverent tenderness with which Natasha spoke of him, the boy, who was only just beginning to guess what love is, derived the notion that his father had loved Natasha and when dying had left her to his friend. But the father whom the boy did not remember appeared to him a divinity who could not be pictured, and of whom he never thought without a swelling heart and tears of sadness and rapture. So the boy also was happy that Pierre had arrived.,¡¡¡¡Monsieur le Maire!"...¡¡¡¡"Yes.",¡¡¡¡And then you disappeared. I thought I saw you pass once, while I was reading the newspapers under the arcade of the Odeon.,¡¡¡¡"Now then, now then!" said she..
MERT,.¡¡¡¡Again he closed his eyes. His sobs ceased, he pointed to his eyes, and Tikhon, understanding him, wiped away the tears.,¡¡¡¡Prince Andrew knew Denisov from what Natasha had told him of her first suitor. This memory carried him sadly and sweetly back to those painful feelings of which he had not thought lately, but which still found place in his soul. Of late he had received so many new and very serious impressions- such as the retreat from Smolensk, his visit to Bald Hills, and the recent news of his father's death- and had experienced so many emotions, that for a long time past those memories had not entered his mind, and now that they did, they did not act on him with nearly their former strength. For Denisov, too, the memories awakened by the name of Bolkonski belonged to a distant, romantic past, when after supper and after Natasha's singing he had proposed to a little girl of fifteen without realizing what he was doing. He smiled at the recollection of that time and of his love for Natasha, and passed at once to what now interested him passionately and exclusively. This was a plan of campaign he had devised while serving at the outposts during the retreat. He had proposed that plan to Barclay de Tolly and now wished to propose it to Kutuzov. The plan was based on the fact that the French line of operation was to extended, and it proposed that instead of, or concurrently with, action on the front to bar the advance of the French, we should attack their line of communication. He began explaining his plan to Prince Andrew.!¡¡¡¡Men uniting in these combinations always assume such relations toward one another that the larger number take a more direct share, and the smaller number a less direct share, in the collective action for which they have combined.,¡¡¡¡Thenardier replied respectfully:--...
.¡¡¡¡It communicates to those whom it seizes an indescribable and extraordinary power.,...,¡¡¡¡They rode at a footpace to the barn, where a large crowd of peasants was standing..¡¡¡¡Tikhon, who at first did rough work, laying campfires, fetching water, flaying dead horses, and so on, soon showed a great liking and aptitude for partisan warfare. At night he would go out for booty and always brought back French clothing and weapons, and when told to would bring in French captives also. Denisov then relieved him from drudgery and began taking him with him when he went out on expeditions and had him enrolled among the Cossacks.!
¡¡¡¡"Those brigands are everywhere," replied an officer from behind the fire..!¡¡¡¡He will protest.,¡¡¡¡Firmly resolved, after putting his affairs in order in the regiment, to retire from the army and return and marry Sonya, Nicholas, serious, sorrowful, and at variance with his parents, but, as it seemed to him, passionately in love, left at the beginning of January to rejoin his regiment., ;¡¡¡¡Courfeyrac had recognized Father Mabeuf.! .
¡¡¡¡There was a rustling among the crowd and it again subsided, so that Pierre distinctly heard the pleasantly human voice of the Emperor saying with emotion:,¡¡¡¡I was made to be a Turk, watching oriental houris all day long, executing those exquisite Egyptian dances, as sensuous as the dream of a chaste man, or a Beauceron peasant, or a Venetian gentleman surrounded by gentlewoman, or a petty German prince, furnishing the half of a foot-soldier to the Germanic confederation, and occupying his leisure with drying his breeches on his hedge, that is to say, his frontier. Those are the positions for which I was born!!!¡¡¡¡"The Emperor?... No, a minister.... prince... ambassador. Don't you see the plumes?..." was whispered among the crowd.,¡¡¡¡This stone is perfectly plain.,¡¡¡¡The doll is one of the most imperious needs and, at the same time, one of the most charming instincts of feminine childhood. To care for, to clothe, to deck, to dress, to undress, to redress, to teach, scold a little, to rock, to dandle, to lull to sleep, to imagine that something is some one,--therein lies the whole woman's future.,¡¡¡¡Ah!.
¡¡¡¡A few streets away, the shock of billiard-balls can be heard in the cafes.,LastIndexNext!¡¡¡¡Jean Valjean sprang hastily to his feet; there was no one on the slope; he gazed all around him and perceived a creature larger than a child, not so large as a man, clad in a gray blouse and trousers of dust-colored cotton velvet, who was jumping over the parapet and who slipped into the moat of the Champde-Mars.,¡¡¡¡When the corpse passed near Javert, who was still impassive, Enjolras said to the spy:--!¡¡¡¡Freedom not limited by anything is the essence of life, in man's consciousness. Inevitability without content is man's reason in its three forms., ...¡¡¡¡ I have the honor to salute you with respect, ,¡¡¡¡Go take a look at that.;,¡¡¡¡Nothing can be stranger; and this is the peculiar character of uprisings in Paris, which cannot be found in any other capital. To this end, two things are requisite, the size of Paris and its gayety. The city of Voltaire and Napoleon is necessary.;
¡¡¡¡This is, moreover, the tendency of our age, and the law of radiance of the French Revolution; books must cease to be exclusively French, Italian, German, Spanish, or English, and become European, I say more, human, if they are to correspond to the enlargement of civilization.,RED (V.O.),CHAPTER XIV ,Red pulls the envelope out and rises. He just stares at it for a while, almost afraid to open it. But open it he does. Inside is a smaller envelope and a letter. Red begins to read:;¡¡¡¡The apartment was deserted, and nothing was stirring in it.,¡¡¡¡Very good..¡¡¡¡Javert put on his hat again, and advanced a couple of paces into the room, with arms folded, his cane under one arm, his sword in its sheath.;¡¡¡¡They can't get in..
¡¡¡¡"I have read our protests about the Oldenburg affair and was surprised how badly the Note was worded," remarked Count Rostopchin in the casual tone of a man dealing with a subject quite familiar to him.,? Victor Hugo,¡¡¡¡She imbued herself thoroughly with every word of the manuscript: "Oh yes!" said she, "how perfectly I recognize all that!,¡¡¡¡"Come to the mistress, please," said the footman in his deep bass, intercepting any retreat.,¡¡¡¡ As Cosette read, she gradually fell into thought....¡¡¡¡I have no one.",¡¡¡¡After dinner Natasha went to her room and again took up Princess Mary's letter. "Can it be that it is all over?" she thought. "Can it be that all this has happened so quickly and has destroyed all that went before?" She recalled her love for Prince Andrew in all its former strength, and at the same time felt that she loved Kuragin. She vividly pictured herself as Prince Andrew's wife, and the scenes of happiness with him she had so often repeated in her imagination, and at the same time, aglow with excitement, recalled every detail of yesterday's interview with Anatole.!¡¡¡¡"If I hadn't been bending over, I know well where I would have planted my foot on you.".
¡¡¡¡And so for history, the insoluble mystery presented by the incompatibility of free will and inevitability does not exist as it does for theology, ethics, and philosophy. History surveys a presentation of man's life in which the union of these two contradictions has already taken place.!¡¡¡¡"The prince is not very well: bile and rush of blood to the head. Keep calm, I will call again tomorrow," said Metivier; and putting his fingers to his lips he hastened away.;¡¡¡¡I could not live on as I was living, and I have come.,¡¡¡¡"Yes. Savelich says I must!";¡¡¡¡That was sure, efficacious, and free from danger.,¡¡¡¡Later on, some trace of his passage into Ain, in the territory of Civrieux, was discovered; in the Pyrenees, at Accons; at the spot called Grange-de-Doumec, near the market of Chavailles, and in the environs of Perigueux at Brunies, canton of La Chapelle-Gonaguet. He reached Paris. We have just seen him at Montfermeil.!BOOK EIGHT: 1811 - 12,Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be preferred before !
LastIndexNext.¡¡¡¡(3) His relation to the causes leading to the action.,¡¡¡¡An observing urchin and a rogue, he made a potpourri of the voices of nature and the voices of Paris.,, .¡¡¡¡"But I only touched your hand.",¡¡¡¡Rostov had become a bluff, good-natured fellow, whom his Moscow acquaintances would have considered rather bad form, but who was liked and respected by his comrades, subordinates, and superiors, and was well contented with his life. Of late, in 1809, he found in letters from home more frequent complaints from his mother that their affairs were falling into greater and greater disorder, and that it was time for him to come back to gladden and comfort his old parents..
¡¡¡¡Prince Andrew frowned and remained silent....¡¡¡¡That which had just taken place in this street would not have astonished a forest.!¡¡¡¡"I? I? What did I tell you?" said Pierre suddenly, rising and beginning to pace up and down the room. "I always thought it.... That girl is such a treasure... she is a rare girl.... My dear friend, I entreat you, don't philosophize, don't doubt, marry, marry, marry.... And I am sure there will not be a happier man than you.",¡¡¡¡And Anatole and Dolokhov, when they had money, would give him a thousand or a couple of thousand rubles..¡¡¡¡Enjolras went and stationed three sentinels outside the barricades, one in the Rue de la Chanvrerie, the second in the Rue des Precheurs, the third at the corner of the Rue de la Petite Truanderie.,¡¡¡¡They laid down the crown, and retained no aureole..¡¡¡¡"Why not?",¡¡¡¡They were antagonistic..
¡¡¡¡"This garden belongs to me."...¡¡¡¡"Come," said the pedler, in a rage, "this won't do at all, let my horse be watered, and let that be the end of it!",¡¡¡¡The alarm beat which ran through all Paris, did not cease, but it had finally come to be nothing more than a monotonous noise to which they no longer paid any attention....,¡¡¡¡In the midst of all these convulsions of the bell mingled with the revolt, the clock of Saint-Paul struck eleven, gravely and without haste; for the tocsin is man; the hour is God.,¡¡¡¡To share it.,¡¡¡¡"But did you notice, it says, 'for consultation'?" said Pierre.,¡¡¡¡"A full-grown one?" asked Ilagin as he approached the whip who had sighted the hare- and not without agitation he looked round and whistled to Erza.,...
¡¡¡¡"'No barrier bars a Russian's path'- we'll go!" shouted Petya.,? Victor Hugo;¡¡¡¡Toussaint brought their provisions, and Jean Valjean went himself for water to a fountain near by on the boulevard.,¡¡¡¡Smolensk was abandoned contrary to the wishes of the Emperor and of the whole people. But Smolensk was burned by its own inhabitants-who had been misled by their governor. And these ruined inhabitants, setting an example to other Russians, went to Moscow thinking only of their own losses but kindling hatred of the foe. Napoleon advanced farther and we retired, thus arriving at the very result which caused his destruction.,¡¡¡¡It was already late when he rose after sealing the letter. He wished to sleep, but he knew he would not be able to and that most depressing thoughts came to him in bed. So he called Tikhon and went through the rooms with him to show him where to set up the bed for that night.,¡¡¡¡"But you can't have understood me," said Princess Mary with a sad smile. "Why don't you want to go? I promise to house and feed you, while here the enemy would ruin you...",¡¡¡¡"That used to be Sonya," thought he, and looked at her closer and smiled..
¡¡¡¡"Into the vewy chief..." Denisov repeated with a smile.,¡¡¡¡"And do you know, Daddy, the day before yesterday we ran at them and, my word, they didn't let us get near before they just threw down their muskets and went on their knees. 'Pardon!' they say. That's only one case. They say Platov took 'Poleon himself twice. But he didn't know the right charm. He catches him and catches him- no good! He turns into a bird in his hands and flies away. And there's no way of killing him either."...,,¡¡¡¡As soon as it rose everyone in the boxes and stalls became silent, and all the men, old and young, in uniform and evening dress, and all the women with gems on their bare flesh, turned their whole attention with eager curiosity to the stage. Natasha too began to look at it.,CHAPTER XVIII ,¡¡¡¡The one seeks to trip up the other.,¡¡¡¡This caused the horrible journey to last three or four days longer; but torture may surely be prolonged with the object of sparing the royal personage a sight of it....
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passages, amongst compliments, which is of singular use, if a man can hit upon it ,¡¡¡¡He hardly dared to confess, even to himself, that the face which he thought he had seen was the face of Javert..¡¡¡¡"Ah, Vesenny?" said a Cossack.,,¡¡¡¡She was overcome by sweet sorrow and tears were already rising in her eyes; then she suddenly asked herself to whom she was saying this. Again everything was shrouded in hard, dry perplexity, and again with a strained frown she peered toward the world where he was. And now, now it seemed to her she was penetrating the mystery.... But at the instant when it seemed that the incomprehensible was revealing itself to her a loud rattle of the door handle struck painfully on her ears. Dunyasha, her maid, entered the room quickly and abruptly with a frightened look on her face and showing no concern for her mistress.,is in privateness and retiring; for ornament, is in discourse; and for ability, is in the judgement and disposition of business. For expert men can execute, and perhaps judge of particulars, one by one; but the general counsels, and the plots, and marshalling of affairs, come best from those that are learned. ,¡¡¡¡"You are friendly with Boris, aren't you?" asked Vera....BOOK NINE: 1812,¡¡¡¡No dowry?"...¡¡¡¡When her prayer was finished, "Sister," she said, "I am willing to lie down again; I will do anything you wish; I was naughty just now; I beg your pardon for having spoken so loud; it is very wrong to talk loudly; I know that well, my good sister, but, you see, I am very happy:;
....CHAPTER XI ,;¡¡¡¡It was a headlong flight....¡¡¡¡I am dreaming! can this be? no, it is not! but yes! why, no! etc....¡¡¡¡"He is my refuge! His will be done!" he exclaimed....
¡¡¡¡Thy cuff scorched, thy boa lost!,¡¡¡¡An explosion was heard, the assassin fell to the pavement face downwards..¡¡¡¡"If only some fool would marry her!" Then he slammed the door, sent for Mademoiselle Bourienne, and subsided into his study.,¡¡¡¡They did not perceive the danger that lies in having an idea slain to order.,¡¡¡¡"I tell you that he has not been watered, you little jade!,¡¡¡¡Princess Mary sighed, and the expression on her face said: "Yes, that's what I expected and feared.".
¡¡¡¡The chaplains bore good testimony as to his religious habits. It must not be forgotten that this passed under the Restoration.,¡¡¡¡Five minutes later Daniel and Uvarka were standing in Nicholas' big study. Though Daniel was not a big man, to see him in a room was like seeing a horse or a bear on the floor among the furniture and surroundings of human life. Daniel himself felt this, and as usual stood just inside the door, trying to speak softly and not move, for fear of breaking something in the master's apartment, and he hastened to say all that was necessary so as to get from under that ceiling, out into the open under the sky once more., ,¡¡¡¡How horrified he would have been seven years before, when he first arrived from abroad, had he been told that there was no need for him to seek or plan anything, that his rut had long been shaped, eternally predetermined, and that wriggle as he might, he would be what all in his position were. He could not have believed it! Had he not at one time longed with all his heart to establish a republic in Russia; then himself to be a Napoleon; then to be a philosopher; and then a strategist and the conqueror of Napoleon? Had he not seen the possibility of, and passionately desired, the regeneration of the sinful human race, and his own progress to the highest degree of perfection? Had he not established schools and hospitals and liberated his serfs?,¡¡¡¡A revolution cannot be cut off short. It must needs undergo some undulations before it returns to a state of rest, like a mountain sinking into the plain....Solon, Justinian, Eadgar, Alphonsus of Castile, the Wise, that made the Siete Parados. ,¡¡¡¡"Now we're going to touch up the revolution of 1830.,¡¡¡¡But no.;
BROOKS!LastIndexNext...¡¡¡¡He bounded rather than climbed upon his commode, and resumed his post near the little peep-hole in the partition wall., ,¡¡¡¡This is disorderly. Smash that for me.",!Need More Free Ebooks, Pls Go To,¡¡¡¡All the time Boris was going through the figures of the mazurka, he was worried by the question of what news Balashev had brought and how he could find it out before others. In the figure in which he had to choose two ladies, he whispered to Helene that he meant to choose Countess Potocka who, he thought, had gone out onto the veranda, and glided over the parquet to the door opening into the garden, where, seeing Balashev and the Emperor returning to the veranda, he stood still. They were moving toward the door. Boris, fluttering as if he had not had time to withdraw, respectfully pressed close to the doorpost with bowed head.!Obtuse! Is it deliberate? The country club will have his old time cards! W-2s with his name on them!.
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BOOK EIGHT: 1811 - 12,,.¡¡¡¡After an interval of silence she went on:--,¡¡¡¡"Well, and all this idiocy- Gossner and Tatawinova?" Denisov asked. "Is that weally still going on?",¡¡¡¡What produced this extraordinary occurrence? What were its causes? The historians tell us with naive assurance that its causes were the wrongs inflicted on the Duke of Oldenburg, the nonobservance of the Continental System, the ambition of Napoleon, the firmness of Alexander, the mistakes of the diplomatists, and so on.,...
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;,He that is only real, had need have exceeding great parts of virtue: as the stone ,,¡¡¡¡Ilyin put a few drops of rum into the bucket of water and brought it to Mary Hendrikhovna, asking her to stir it with her finger.,!;
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,¡¡¡¡According to this view the power of historical personages, represented as the product of many forces, can no longer, it would seem, be regarded as a force that itself produces events. Yet in most cases universal historians still employ the conception of power as a force that itself produces events, and treat it as their cause. In their exposition, an historic character is first the product of his time, and his power only the resultant of various forces, and then his power is itself a force producing events. Gervinus, Schlosser, and others, for instance, at one time prove Napoleon to be a product of the Revolution, of the ideas of 1789 and so forth, and at another plainly say that the campaign of 1812 and other things they do not like were simply the product of Napoleon's misdirected will, and that the very ideas of 1789 were arrested in their development by Napoleon's caprice. The ideas of the Revolution and the general temper of the age produced Napoleon's power. But Napoleon's power suppressed the ideas of the Revolution and the general temper of the age., ,¡°Come and get it!¡± she giggled maliciously. ¡°Come on, jump!¡± ,¡¡¡¡What was to be done?,A second sort is of those, that have some natural dispositions, which have !
¡¡¡¡"Arguing? Mutiny!... Brigands! Traitors!" cried Rostov unmeaningly in a voice not his own, gripping Karp by the collar. "Bind him, bind him!" he shouted, though there was no one to bind him but Lavrushka and Alpatych.;¡¡¡¡In a rather low room lit by one candle sat the princess and with her another person dressed in black. Pierre remembered that the princess always had lady companions, but who they were and what they were like he never knew or remembered. "This must be one of her companions," he thought, glancing at the lady in the black dress.,¡¡¡¡All winter long, Cosette's little house was heated from top to bottom.; ,¡¡¡¡At nightfall, at nine o'clock precisely, as he had promised Cosette, he was in the Rue Plumet.,,¡¡¡¡"She did not say."...
,HEYWOOD,,RED (V.O.),The teller is cutting a cashier's check while the MANAGER carefully examines Mr. Stevens' various I.D.s.,, ,¡¡¡¡Pierre wished to say that he was ready to sacrifice his money, his serfs, or himself, only one ought to know the state of affairs in order to be able to improve it, but he was unable to speak. Many voices shouted and talked at the same time, so that Count Rostov had not time to signify his approval of them all, and the group increased, dispersed, re-formed, and then moved with a hum of talk into the largest hall and to the big table. Not only was Pierre's attempt to speak unsuccessful, but he was rudely interrupted, pushed aside, and people turned away from him as from a common enemy. This happened not because they were displeased by the substance of his speech, which had even been forgotten after the many subsequent speeches, but to animate it the crowd needed a tangible object to love and a tangible object to hate. Pierre became the latter. Many other orators spoke after the excited nobleman, and all in the same tone. Many spoke eloquently and with originality..