Volume: 1 General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1873 Original Publisher: Chapman and Hall Subjects: France History / Europe / France Travel / Europe / France Notes: This is an OCR reprint of the original rare book. There may be typos or missing text and there are no illustrations. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. You can also preview the book there.
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ... tried the strings, and in a somewhat cracked voice sang the following song, wagging his head and winking at the Spaniard as he did so: —" Vive Henri Quatro, Vive ce roi vaillant; Ce diable A quatre, A le triple talent De boiro et de battre Et d'etre vert galant.“ ” Long live the King Vive Henri Quatre “ was drunk, with all the honours, in a chorus of applause. The Spaniard wiped a tear from his eye, and sat down without speaking. ” Cap de Dieu “ cried Chicot, ” the right cause will triumph at last.“ ”Yes,“ replied Bellegarde, ”sooner or later we shall see our brave King enter Paris and his noble palace of the Louvre in state; but meanwhile he must not fool away his time in follies and amours while the League is in strength.“ ” There you speak truth," said Chicot; " he is too much given to such games; he's a very Sardana-palus: and,“ continued he, squinting at the Don with a most comical expression, ”if report speak true, at this very moment his Majesty is off on some adventure touching the rival beauty of certain ladies, to the manifest neglect of his Crown and the ruin of his affairs.“ ” Ah “ exclaimed Gabrielle, her eyes sparkling with enthusiasm, ” if some second Agnes Sorel would but appear, and, making like her a noble use of the King's love and her influence, incite him to conquer himself, to forsake all follies, and to devote his great talents in fighting heart and soul against the rebels and the League “ ” Alas “ sighed Don Juan, ” those were the early ages; such love as that is not to be found now—it is a dream, a fantasy. Henry will find no Agnes Sorel in these later days.“ ”Say not so, noble Don," replied Gabrielle; "I for my part adore the King—I long to know him." The Spaniard's eyes flashed, and Bellcgarde started visibly. ..".