The Golden Dog

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L.C. Page, 1897 - Canada - 624 pages
 

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A little slow to start but picks up about half way through a doesnt let go. Set in Quebec before the Seven Years War, about Pierre and Amelie, the angelic couple, poised against, the dark couple, Angelique and Le Catetoe, the ending is a little dark, but worth while. Read full review

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Page 580 - The righteous perisheth and no man layeth it to heart, and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous are taken away from the evil to come!
Page 131 - Je suis un chien qui ronge l'os, En le rongeant je prends mon repos. Un temps viendra qui n'est pas venu Que je mordrai qui m'aura mordu.
Page 281 - He concealed himself from his foes, but could not escape, and in the end died of starvation and sleeplessness. The dying man peeled off the white bark of the birch, and with the juice of berries wrote upon it his death song, which was found long after by the side of his remains. His grave is now a marked spot on the Ottawa. La Complainte de Cadieux had seized the imagination of Ame'lie. She sang it exquisitely, and to-night needed no pressing to do so, for her heart was full of the new song, composed...
Page 592 - Entreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee; for whither thou goest, I will go; where thou lodgest, I will lodge; thy people shall be my people, and thy God, my God.
Page 132 - I am a dog that gnaws his bone, I couch and gnaw it all alone — A time will come, which is not yet, When I'll bite him by whom I'm bit.
Page 267 - Vive le Roi vaillant! Ce diable a quatre A le triple talent, De boire et de battre, Et d'etre un vert galant!
Page 237 - Watched, from the centre of their sleeping flocks Those radiant Mercuries, that seemed to move Carrying through ether, in perpetual round, Decrees and resolutions of the gods ; And, by their aspects, signifying works Of dim futurity, to man revealed.
Page 63 - Outside all was still: the song of birds and the rustle of leaves alone met the ear. Neither man nor beast was stirring to challenge Colonel Philibert's approach, but long ere he reached the door of the Chateau, a din of voices within, a wild medley of shouts, song, and laughter, a clatter of wine-cups, and pealing notes of violins struck him with amazement and disgust. He distinguished drunken voices singing snatches of bacchanalian songs, while now and then stentorian mouths called for fresh brimmers,...
Page 571 - he did not care a straw which!" Le Gardeur and De Lantagnac rode furiously through the market, heedless of what they encountered or whom they ran over, and were followed by a yell of indignation from the people who recognized them as gentlemen of the Grand Company. It chanced that at that moment a poor almsman of the Bourgeois Philibert was humbly and quietly leaning on his crutches, listening with bowed head and smiling lips to the kind inquiries of his benefactor as he received his accustomed alms.

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