French examination papers, a selection set to candidates for Sandhurst [&c.] adapted for the use of schools and students by C. Rühle. [With] Key, by P. Debussy

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Page 184 - ... he perceives to be true and useful, or helpfully beautiful. So far as he knows, no one has yet said it; so far as he knows, no one else can say it. He is bound to say it, clearly and melodiously if he may; clearly, at all events. In the sum of his life he finds this to be the thing, or group of things, manifest to him; — this the piece of true knowledge, or sight, which his share of sunshine and earth has permitted him to seize. He would fain set it down...
Page 93 - ... often to mend what he must have known to be faulty. He wrote, as he tells us, with very little consideration; when occasion or necessity called upon him, he poured out what the present moment happened to supply, and, when once it had passed the press, ejected it from his mind; for when he had no pecuniary interest, 'he had no further solicitude.
Page 32 - The place was worthy of such a trial. It was the great hall of William Rufus, the hall which had resounded with acclamations at the inauguration of thirty kings, the hall which had witnessed the just sentence of Bacon and the just absolution of Somers, the hall where the eloquence of Strafford had for a moment awed and melted a victorious party inflamed with just resentment, the hall where Charles had confronted the High Court of Justice with the placid courage which has half redeemed his fame.
Page 32 - Court of Justice with the placid courage which has half redeemed his fame. Neither military nor civil pomp was wanting. The avenues were lined with grenadiers. The streets were kept clear by cavalry. The peers, robed in gold and ermine, were marshalled by the heralds under Garter King-at-arms.
Page 185 - Were with his heart, and that was far away ; He recked not of the life he lost nor prize, But where his rude hut by the Danube lay, There were his young barbarians all at play, There was their Dacian mother, — he, their sire, Butchered to make a Roman holiday, — All this rushed with his blood. — Shall he expire, And unavenged? — Arise! ye Goths, and glut your ire!
Page 188 - C'est par là que Molière, illustrant ses écrits, Peut-être de son art eût remporté le prix, Si, moins ami du peuple, en ses doctes peintures II n'eût point fait souvent grimacer ses figures, Quitté, pour le bouffon, l'agréable et le fin, Et sans honte à Térence allié Tabarin. Dans ce sac ridicule où Scapin s'enveloppe, Je ne reconnais plus l'auteur du Misanthrope.
Page 98 - If all the year were playing holidays, To sport would be as tedious as to work ; But, when they seldom come, they wished-for come, And nothing pleaseth but rare accidents.
Page 223 - J'apprends la chimie, la pharmacie, la chirurgie ; et tout le crédit d'un grand seigneur peut à peine me mettre à la main une lancette vétérinaire...
Page 86 - Laugh and mock if you will at the worship of stone idols, but mark ye this, ye breakers of images, that in one regard, the stone idol bears awful semblance of Deity — unchangefulness in the midst of change — the same seeming will, and intent for ever and ever inexorable ! Upon ancient dynasties of Ethiopian and Egyptian Kings — upon Greek and Roman, upon Arab and Ottoman conquerors — upon Napoleon dreaming of an Eastern Empire — upon battle and pestilence — upon the ceaseless misery of...
Page 223 - All the bees in the neighbourhood resort to a bed of migno^nette, opposite to the window, and pay me for the honey they get out of it by a hum, which, though rather monotonous, is as agreeable to my ear as the whistling of my linnets.

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