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The Regent assured her during this visit that the four thousand livres the King had given her every month should be continued, and should be brought to her the first day of every month by the Duc de Noailles, who had apparently induced the Prince to pay this visit, and promise this present.
And there is fished euery yere very much; which doth serue all India, Cambaia, and Bengala, it is not so orient as the pearle of Baharim in the gulfe of Persia. From cape de Comori we passed by Coulam, which is a fort of the Portugals: from whence commeth great store of pepper, which commeth for Portugall: for oftentimes there ladeth one of the caracks of Portugall.
Richard Hakluyt - The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation — Volume 10
Asia, Part III
Asia, Part III
I forget what we had "vol-au-vent d'oeufs de Phenix agneau aux pistaches a la Barmecide," what matters what we had? "As regards supper this is certain, the less you have of it the better."
"Well, wotiver others may hold," remarked Bounce emphatically, "I'm strong agin' settlin' down nowhar'." "So am I, out an' out," said Waller. "Dat be plain to the naked eye," observed Gibault, coming up at the moment. "Surement you have settle down here for ever. Do you s'pose, mes garcons, dat de canoe will carry hisself over de portage? Voila! vat is dat?"
One hundred and fifty years ago, Contessina, in Venice, you would have been liable to arrest any day under a warrant of the Council of Ten.... And you, Dorsenne, would have been exposed to the cudgel like Monsieur de Voltaire, by some jealous lord.... And Prince d'Ardea would have run the risk of being assassinated or beheaded at each change of Pope.
The lackey, all respect for a baron and the rights of property, was completely deceived by the natural utterance, and followed him. Gaston returned quietly and unannounced. The Vicomtesse, thinking that the intruder was the servant, looked up and beheld M. de Nueil.
I want to go to my sister!" alluding to the Princess Natalia, the other child of Alexis who had died three years previously. On his death Anne, Duchess of Courland, and daughter of Ivan, the elder brother of Peter, was called to the throne. After her death, by a second révolution de palais, Elizabeth, the daughter of Peter the Great, was made sovereign.
"It may be," he said, and he shrugged his shoulders. "I know, it boots not how I know. It is my business to make the most of my knowledge and of yours!" M. de Tignonville laughed rudely. "Make the most of your own," he said; "you will have none of mine." "That remains to be seen," Count Hannibal answered. "Carry your mind back two days, M. de Tignonville.
He inclined to think that there was something diabolical about this woman, who was gracious to him and radiant with charming smiles; probably because she had no wish to allow the world to think that she had compromised herself with M. de Montriveau.
They have swallowed up my property, and that of my wife. Enough! From the year 1774 to 1777, I journeyed through England and France. I was intimate with Dr. Franklin, the American Minister, and with the Counts St. Germain and de Vergennes, who made me proposals to go to America; but I was prevented by my affection for my wife and children.