The history of France, from the accession of Henry the third, to the death of Louis the fourteenth. Preceded by A view of the civil, military, and political state of Europe, between the middle and the close of the sixteenth century. From the accession of Henry the third ... to the death of Henry the fourth, Volume 4

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Página 399 - Looks through the horizontal misty air Shorn of his beams, or from behind the moon In dim eclipse disastrous twilight sheds On half the nations, and with fear of change Perplexes monarchs.
Página 270 - I was sent with my brother to study the laws under the superintendence of an ancient gentleman. "We were auditors during three years, leading a much stricter life, and studying more severely, than persons of the present time would suppose. We rose at four in the morning, and having said our prayers, began our studies at five, our great books under our arms, and our inkstands and candlesticks in our hands. We listened to all the lectures till ten without intermission, and then dined, after having...
Página 299 - any little coquette in Paris who does not expose her bosom in the fashion of Queen Marguerite." It is amusing to learn that inventions for increasing the size of the female figure behind, as well as for augmenting it before, and both of which have been renewed in the present age, were common under the last princes of Valois. As early as 1563, treatises were written and satires composed on " basquines " and
Página 271 - We listened to all the lectures till ten without intermission, and then dined, after having in haste run over the substance of the lectures, which we had taken down in writing. After dinner, as a matter of amusement, we read Greek plays, or Demosthenes, &c. At one o'clock to our studies again. At five, home, to repeat and look out in our books for the passages cited. Then we supped, and read in Greek and Latin. On holidays we went to mass and vespers, and during the remainder of the day we had a...
Página 171 - ... it between the Colloquy of Poissy, in 1561, and the Massacre of Paris, eleven years afterwards. During that interval, marked by all the calamities of civil war and religious discord, persecution sustained and inflamed their enthusiasm. They still continued to be formidable under Henry III., though their numbers were lessened. But, after the accession of the King of Navarre to the throne of France, they began rapidly to diminish. The desertion of that monarch, and his reconciliation to the Church...
Página 36 - ... they were liable. So they went home, as little edified with their new bishop, as he was with them." We suppose, that no people, however subject to arbitrary laws and despotic princes, ever experienced such a continued series of violence and oppression as was maintained by the government of Scotland, during the reign of the two last princes of the house of Stuart. Every administration, by turn, seemed to go a step farther than the one which had preceded it ; and the fury of Lauderdale did not...
Página 39 - ... their stockings at the knee, when going to the assault of a town. As their dress from the waist to the ankle, consisted only of one piece, it facilitated their scaling a wall, or mounting a breach.
Página 405 - She has been shut up for three days with only three of her women. One of them holds the two-edged sword ; another, the paste ; and a third, the iron. She is constantly in water, and burning incense.
Página 22 - CHAP, president of the parliament stood up in his place, and replied in the collective names of his colleagues ; that " according to the law of " the King, which is his absolute power, the ** edicts might pass ; but that, according to the " law of the kingdom, which is reason and " equity, they could not, and ought not to be

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