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ˇˇˇˇAt the basis of the works of all the modern historians from Gibbon to Buckle, despite their seeming disagreements and the apparent novelty of their outlooks, lie those two old, unavoidable assumptions....,.ˇˇˇˇThe one seeks to trip up the other.,ˇˇˇˇThe Emperor half rose in his stirrups. The lightning of victory flashed from his eyes....ˇˇˇˇ"I had heard that it happens like this, and you must have heard it too, but it's only now that I feel such love. It's not the same as before. As soon as I saw him I felt he was my master and I his slave, and that I could not help loving him. Yes, his slave! Whatever he orders I shall do. You don't understand that. What can I do? What can I do, Sonya?" cried Natasha with a happy yet frightened expression....ˇˇˇˇPierre saw that Prince Andrew was going to speak of Natasha, and his broad face expressed pity and sympathy. This expression irritated Prince Andrew, and in a determined, ringing, and unpleasant tone he continued:...
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ˇˇˇˇShe hummed a scrap from her favorite opera by Cherubini, threw herself on her bed, laughed at the pleasant thought that she would immediately fall asleep, called Dunyasha the maid to put out the candle, and before Dunyasha had left the room had already passed into yet another happier world of dreams, where everything was as light and beautiful as in reality, and even more so because it was different. ,ˇˇˇˇ"One of Platov's Cossacks says that Platov's corps is joining up with the main army and that Kutuzov has been appointed commander in chief. He is a very shrewd and garrulous fellow."!pipedreams! Mexico's down there, and you're in here, and that's the...ˇˇˇˇThe spot was, in fact, admirably adapted, the entrance to the street widened out, the other extremity narrowed together into a pocket without exit.!,ˇˇˇˇUpon this spot, and for this duel, on the 18th of June, Wellington had the good post, Napoleon the bad post. The English army was stationed above, the French army below.,ˇˇˇˇThe district-attorney answered the counsel for the defence. He was violent and florid, as district-attorneys usually are.,ˇˇˇˇIt is one of the laws of those fresh years of suffering and trouble, of those vivacious conflicts between a first love and the first obstacles, that the young girl does not allow herself to be caught in any trap whatever, and that the young man falls into every one. Jean Valjean had instituted an undeclared war against Marius, which Marius, with the sublime stupidity of his passion and his age, did not divine.. Find out more.
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;ˇˇˇˇ"Really," he thought, "if my garden had not been watered, I should think that she was a spirit.",ˇˇˇˇ"It's all the same to him," he muttered, turning quickly to a soldier who stood behind him. "Brigand! Get away!",ˇˇˇˇYet he loved "our Russian peasants" and their way of life with his whole soul, and for that very reason had understood and assimilated the one way and manner of farming which produced good results.,...ˇˇˇˇWhen Napoleon, having finished speaking, looked inquiringly at the Russian envoy, Balashev began a speech he had prepared long before: "Sire! The Emperor, my master..." but the sight of the Emperor's eyes bent on him confused him. "You are flurried- compose yourself!" Napoleon seemed to say, as with a scarcely perceptible smile he looked at Balashev's uniform and sword.,BOOK NINE: 1812,.ˇˇˇˇIn democratic states, the only ones which are founded on justice, it sometimes happens that the fraction usurps; then the whole rises and the necessary claim of its rights may proceed as far as resort to arms.;Find out more.
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? Leo Tolstoy,ˇˇˇˇ"What a beauty- a very queen!" said the nurse as she came to the door. "And Sonya! They are lovely!",ˇˇˇˇ The line of open-air booths starting at the church, extended, as the reader will remember, as far as the hostelry of the Thenardiers. These booths were all illuminated, because the citizens would soon pass on their way to the midnight mass, with candles burning in paper funnels, which, as the schoolmaster, then seated at the table at the Thenardiers' observed, produced "a magical effect." In compensation, not a star was visible in the sky.,ˇˇˇˇThat was the only doubt often troubling Pierre. He did not now make any plans. The happiness before him appeared so inconceivable that if only he could attain it, it would be the end of all things. Everything ended with that.,ˇˇˇˇAll at once, on turning round, he thought he perceived in the portion of the street which he had just passed through, far off in the obscurity, something which was moving.!ˇˇˇˇ"You don't spare anyone," said Julie Drubetskaya as she collected and pressed together a bunch of raveled lint with her thin, beringed fingers....48 Of Followers & Friends ;
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ˇˇˇˇ"Ah, it's you!" said Pierre with a preoccupied, dissatisfied air. "And I, you see, am hard at it." He pointed to his manuscript book with that air of escaping from the ills of life with which unhappy people look at their work.!ˇˇˇˇ"In peace let us pray unto the Lord.",ˇˇˇˇ"And let him know that I will do so!" said Napoleon, rising and pushing his cup away with his hand. "I'll drive all his Wurttemberg, Baden, and Weimar relations out of Germany.... Yes. I'll drive them out. Let him prepare an asylum for them in Russia!"!ˇˇˇˇ"How stupid I am!!,48 Of Followers & Friends .
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ˇˇˇˇBut the countess did not want the question put like that: she did not want a sacrifice from her son, she herself wished to make a sacrifice for him.;ˇˇˇˇPierre wished to say that he was ready to sacrifice his money, his serfs, or himself, only one ought to know the state of affairs in order to be able to improve it, but he was unable to speak. Many voices shouted and talked at the same time, so that Count Rostov had not time to signify his approval of them all, and the group increased, dispersed, re-formed, and then moved with a hum of talk into the largest hall and to the big table. Not only was Pierre's attempt to speak unsuccessful, but he was rudely interrupted, pushed aside, and people turned away from him as from a common enemy. This happened not because they were displeased by the substance of his speech, which had even been forgotten after the many subsequent speeches, but to animate it the crowd needed a tangible object to love and a tangible object to hate. Pierre became the latter. Many other orators spoke after the excited nobleman, and all in the same tone. Many spoke eloquently and with originality.,;Harry nodded, but even as he did so, an insane urge to confess that he didn't have any idea how to survive at the bottom of the lake for an hour came over him. He looked up at Hagrid - perhaps he had to go into the lake sometimes, to deal with the creatures in it? He looked after everything else on the grounds, after all - , ,ˇˇˇˇWhen he had arrived at this stage of succor which he was administering to this dying man, the officer opened his eyes.,most; but if he be an impudent flatterer, look wherein a man is conscious to himself ,ˇˇˇˇSocial phthisis is called misery.,...
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ˇˇˇˇAnd rapidly approaching his wife:--,ˇˇˇˇ"They are talking about us, about me and him!" thought Natasha. "And he no doubt is calming her jealousy of me. They needn't trouble themselves! If only they knew how little I am concerned about any of them.".Lionfish 11/Nov/2007 Chapter Twenty-two The Unexpected TaskContents Prev Chapter Next Chapter ÖĐÎÄ ,Mr. Stevens visited nearly a dozen banks in the Portland area that,NORTON;ˇˇˇˇ"Yes, and for me nothing else is serious. All the time in Petersburg I saw everyone as in a dream. When I am taken up by a thought, all else is mere amusement."!You staying out of the bars, Red?,? Leo Tolstoy;