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ĦĦĦĦ"How good! Really very good!" said Nicholas with some unintentional superciliousness, as if ashamed to confess that the sounds pleased him very much.,ĦĦĦĦThe old man did not understand.!Je pris un baiser a ton levre en feu,.,ĦĦĦĦHis aged head, pale and sad, seemed to be gazing at the sky.,ĦĦĦĦOnly the eldest princess, the one with the stony face and long waist, was still living in Pierre's house. The two younger ones had both married.,ĦĦĦĦAll these details, blurred by the dimness of dawn, became more and more clearly outlined as the light increased. At the head and in the rear of the convoy rode mounted gendarmes, serious and with sword in fist.!
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ĦĦĦĦAt the sight of the tortured Frenchman and the crowd surrounding the Lobnoe Place, Pierre had so definitely made up his mind that he could no longer remain in Moscow and would leave for the army that very day that it seemed to him that either he had told the coachman this or that the man ought to have known it for himself.,ĦĦĦĦOne man was heard to say to another:,ĦĦĦĦIt was indispensable that all should be ended on the following day, that triumph should rest either here or there, that the insurrection should prove itself a revolution or a skirmish.,Let the pain stop, thought Harry ... let him kill us ... end it, Dumbledore ... death is nothing compared to this ...,little secret......CHAPTER I ,and said. What a dust do I raise?,ĦĦĦĦThis procrastinator Kutuzov, whose motto was "Patience and Time," this enemy of decisive action, gave battle at Borodino, investing the preparations for it with unparalleled solemnity. This Kutuzov who before the battle of Austerlitz began said that it would be lost, he alone, in contradiction to everyone else, declared till his death that Borodino was a victory, despite the assurance of generals that the battle was lost and despite the fact that for an army to have to retire after winning a battle was unprecedented. He alone during the whole retreat insisted that battles, which were useless then, should not be fought, and that a new war should not be begun nor the frontiers of Russia crossed., ! Find out more.
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ĦĦĦĦThere, within the limits of those few square fathoms, fifteen hundred men fell in less than an hour. The wall seems ready to renew the combat.,ĦĦĦĦThe Bible legend tells us that the absence of labor- idleness- was a condition of the first man's blessedness before the Fall. Fallen man has retained a love of idleness, but the curse weighs on the race not only because we have to seek our bread in the sweat of our brows, but because our moral nature is such that we cannot be both idle and at ease. An inner voice tells us we are in the wrong if we are idle. If man could find a state in which he felt that though idle he was fulfilling his duty, he would have found one of the conditions of man's primitive blessedness. And such a state of obligatory and irreproachable idleness is the lot of a whole class- the military. The chief attraction of military service has consisted and will consist in this compulsory and irreproachable idleness.! ,,ĦĦĦĦ"So you have neither father nor mother?" resumed Gavroche majestically.,ĦĦĦĦSquads chose themselves leaders; a man armed with a pair of pistols in full view, seemed to pass the host in review, and the files separated before him..ĦĦĦĦOn emerging from the chapel, a well is visible on the left. There are two in this courtyard.,!Find out more.
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ĦĦĦĦ"Rostov, where are you?",ĦĦĦĦAfter reaching home Natasha did not sleep all night. She was tormented by the insoluble question whether she loved Anatole or Prince Andrew. She loved Prince Andrew- she remembered distinctly how deeply she loved him. But she also loved Anatole, of that there was no doubt. "Else how could all this have happened?" thought she. "If, after that, I could return his smile when saying good-by, if I was able to let it come to that, it means that I loved him from the first. It means that he is kind, noble, and splendid, and I could not help loving him. What am I to do if I love him and the other one too?" she asked herself, unable to find an answer to these terrible questions.,ĦĦĦĦ IT IS LUCKY THAT THE PONT D'AUSTERLITZ BEARS CARRIAGES;ĦĦĦĦ"That comes of your talking!" said she.; ,ĦĦĦĦPhilosophical fermentation replied to democratic fermentation.,ĦĦĦĦThis is surprising, and yet nothing is more simple. It is the two sexes tending to approach each other and assuming, each the other's qualities.,ĦĦĦĦAccording 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....
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...ĦĦĦĦ"My dear fellow, with our five hundred thousand troops it should be easy to have a good style," returned Count Rostopchin.,ĦĦĦĦ"Now for the recitation!" said Speranski on returning from his study. "A wonderful talent!" he said to Prince Andrew, and Magnitski immediately assumed a pose and began reciting some humorous verses in French which he had composed about various well-known Petersburg people. He was interrupted several times by applause. When the verses were finished Prince Andrew went up to Speranski and took his leave.,ĦĦĦĦFrom that time forth, was it chance? she saw him pass nearly every day.,Fred grinned. ,ĦĦĦĦIn the evening, a dreamy vapor exhaled from the garden and enveloped it; a shroud of mist, a calm and celestial sadness covered it; the intoxicating perfume of the honeysuckles and convolvulus poured out from every part of it, like an exquisite and subtle poison; the last appeals of the woodpeckers and the wagtails were audible as they dozed among the branches; one felt the sacred intimacy of the birds and the trees; by day the wings rejoice the leaves, by night the leaves protect the wings.,,ĦĦĦĦDuring his stay at Bald Hills all the family dined together, but they were ill at ease and Prince Andrew felt that he was a visitor for whose sake an exception was being made and that his presence made them all feel awkward. Involuntarily feeling this at dinner on the first day, he was taciturn, and the old prince noticing this also became morosely dumb and retired to his apartments directly after dinner. In the evening, when Prince Andrew went to him and, trying to rouse him, began to tell him of the young Count Kamensky's campaign, the old prince began unexpectedly to talk about Princess Mary, blaming her for her superstitions and her dislike of Mademoiselle Bourienne, who, he said, was the only person really attached to him.; ,CHAPTER II ,ĦĦĦĦBoris smiled almost imperceptibly while listening to his mother. He laughed blandly at her naive diplomacy but listened to what she had to say, and sometimes questioned her carefully about the Penza and Nizhegorod estates.!
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ĦĦĦĦ"Now then, all together- shove!" cried the voices, and the huge surface of the wall, sprinkled with snow and creaking with frost, was seen swaying in the gloom of the night. The lower stakes cracked more and more and at last the wall fell, and with it the men who had been pushing it. Loud, coarse laughter and joyous shouts ensued..? Leo Tolstoy...,ĦĦĦĦAnd all Nicholas did was fruitful- probably just because he refused to allow himself to think that he was doing good to others for virtue's sake. His means increased rapidly; serfs from neighboring estates came to beg him to buy them, and long after his death the memory of his administration was devoutly preserved among the serfs. "He was a master... the peasants' affairs first and then his own. Of course he was not to be trifled with either- in a word, he was a real master!" ,cannot find an apt pretext If you would work any man, you must either know his nature, and fashions, and so lead him; or his ends, and so persuade him; or his weakness, and disadvantages, and so awe him; or those that have interest in him, and so govern him. ;? Leo Tolstoy,ĦĦĦĦ"Wait!!
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ĦĦĦĦThe boy was already far away.,...reflection. If it be from the common people, it is commonly false and naught: and ,ĦĦĦĦYou see, sir, we do not ask charity, and we cannot bestow it.,...ĦĦĦĦThe clerk glanced round, evidently hoping that his joke would be appreciated. Some people began to laugh, others continued to watch in dismay the executioner who was undressing the other man....,ĦĦĦĦJean Valjean had been recaptured.!