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? Leo Tolstoy,ˇˇˇˇBoth avoided any allusion to the future. To admit the possibility of a future seemed to them to insult his memory. Still more carefully did they avoid anything relating to him who was dead. It seemed to them that what they had lived through and experienced could not be expressed in words, and that any reference to the details of his life infringed the majesty and sacredness of the mystery that had been accomplished before their eyes.,Secrecy in suits is a great mean of obtaining; for voicing them, to be in forwardness, may discourage some kind of suitors; but doth quicken and awake others. But timing of the suit is the principal. Timing, I say, not only in respect of the person that should grant it, but in respect of those which are like to cross it Let a man, in the choice of his mean, rather choose the fittest mean, man the greatest mean: and rather them, that deal in certain things, than those that are general. The reparation of a denial is sometimes equal to the first grant; if a man show himself neither dejected, nor discontented. Imqwsmpetas, utaeqwmferas; is a good rule, where a man haul strength of favour: but otherwise, a man were better rise in his suit; for he that would have ventured at first to have lost the suitor, will not in the conclusion lose both the suitor, and his own former favour. Nothing is thought so basic a request, to a great person, as his letter; and yet, if it be not in a good cause, it is so much out of his reputation. There are no worse instruments, than these general contrivers of suits; for they are but a kind of poison and infection to public proceedings.!ˇˇˇˇ"Oh, Nikita, please go... where can I send him?... Yes, go to the yard and fetch a fowl, please, a cock, and you, Misha, bring me some oats.",ˇˇˇˇHe asked Cosette:--,,ˇˇˇˇKutuzov glanced inquiringly at him....
ˇˇˇˇIf we consider a man alone, apart from his relation to everything around him, each action of his seems to us free. But if we see his relation to anything around him, if we see his connection with anything whatever- with a man who speaks to him, a book he reads, the work on which he is engaged, even with the air he breathes or the light that falls on the things about him- we see that each of these circumstances has an influence on him and controls at least some side of his activity. And the more we perceive of these influences the more our conception of his freedom diminishes and the more our conception of the necessity that weighs on him increases.......ˇˇˇˇ"She is well, but sad. But do you know who rescued her? It is quite a romance. Nicholas Rostov! She was surrounded, and they wanted to kill her and had wounded some of her people. He rushed in and saved her...."!ˇˇˇˇEvery new-comer who entered the tavern said, on catching sight of Madame Thenardier, "There is the master of the house." A mistake.;(slaps intercom).ˇˇˇˇRostov glanced angrily at Ilyin and without replying strode off with rapid steps to the village.!
(the men fall silent),espials; which enquire the secrets of the house, and bear tales of them to others. ,ˇˇˇˇHere's supper for three.",ˇˇˇˇIt is the country of jet . . .",ˇˇˇˇHere Bahorel recognized at a window a pale young man with a black beard who was watching them as they passed, probably a Friend of the A B C. He shouted to him:--;,ˇˇˇˇPierre interrupted him.!
ˇˇˇˇIn Natasha Prince Andrew was conscious of a strange world completely alien to him and brimful of joys unknown to him, a different world, that in the Otradnoe avenue and at the window that moonlight night had already begun to disconcert him. Now this world disconcerted him no longer and was no longer alien to him, but he himself having entered it found in it a new enjoyment.,ˇˇˇˇAnd to tell it to you for nothing.";ˇˇˇˇJean Valjean's wound had created a diversion.,ˇˇˇˇTowards the end of October, in that same year, 1823, the inhabitants of Toulon beheld the entry into their port, after heavy weather, and for the purpose of repairing some damages, of the ship Orion, which was employed later at Brest as a school-ship, and which then formed a part of the Mediterranean squadron.,...,ˇˇˇˇShe went in and sat down by her husband.,BOOK FIFTEEN: 1812 - 13.
ˇˇˇˇA tumultuous retinue accompanied them,--students, artists, young men affiliated to the Cougourde of Aix, artisans, longshoremen, armed with clubs and bayonets; some, like Combeferre, with pistols thrust into their trousers.,ˇˇˇˇIt comforted her to reflect that she was not better as she had formerly imagined, but worse, much worse, than anybody else in the world. But this was not enough. She knew that, and asked herself, "What next?" But there was nothing to come. There was no joy in life, yet life was passing. Natasha apparently tried not to be a burden or a hindrance to anyone, but wanted nothing for herself. She kept away from everyone in the house and felt at ease only with her brother Petya. She liked to be with him better than with the others, and when alone with him she sometimes laughed. She hardly ever left the house and of those who came to see them was glad to see only one person, Pierre. It would have been impossible to treat her with more delicacy, greater care, and at the same time more seriously than did Count Bezukhov. Natasha unconsciously felt this delicacy and so found great pleasure in his society. But she was not even grateful to him for it; nothing good on Pierre's part seemed to her to be an effort, it seemed so natural for him to be kind to everyone that there was no merit in his kindness. Sometimes Natasha noticed embarrassment and awkwardness on his part in her presence, especially when he wanted to do something to please her, or feared that something they spoke of would awaken memories distressing to her. She noticed this and attributed it to his general kindness and shyness, which she imagined must be the same toward everyone as it was to her. After those involuntary words- that if he were free he would have asked on his knees for her hand and her love- uttered at a moment when she was so strongly agitated, Pierre never spoke to Natasha of his feelings; and it seemed plain to her that those words, which had then so comforted her, were spoken as all sorts of meaningless words are spoken to comfort a crying child. It was not because Pierre was a married man, but because Natasha felt very strongly with him that moral barrier the absence of which she had experienced with Kuragin that it never entered her head that the relations between him and herself could lead to love on her part, still less on his, or even to the kind of tender, self-conscious, romantic friendship between a man and a woman of which she had known several instances.; ,,.ˇˇˇˇ(1) However we may increase our knowledge of the conditions of space in which man is situated, that knowledge can never be complete, for the number of those conditions is as infinite as the infinity of space. And therefore so long as not all the conditions influencing men are defined, there is no complete inevitability but a certain measure of freedom remains.,ˇˇˇˇThere are two sides to the life of every man, his individual life, which is the more free the more abstract its interests, and his elemental hive life in which he inevitably obeys laws laid down for him.,ˇˇˇˇ"Why?" said the eldest Melyukov girl....
LastIndexNext,ˇˇˇˇAnd turning to his men he directed a party to go on to the halting place arranged near the watchman's hut in the forest, and told the officer on the Kirghiz horse (who performed the duties of an adjutant) to go and find out where Dolokhov was and whether he would come that evening. Denisov himself intended going with the esaul and Petya to the edge of the forest where it reached out to Shamshevo, to have a look at the part of the French bivouac they were to attack next day.,ˇˇˇˇHere Thenardier took a step towards the men who stood near the door, and added with a shudder:--,If he be inferior, if he be to be commended, you much more; if he be superior, if .ˇˇˇˇ"I tell you that he has not been watered, you little jade!,;.ˇˇˇˇAfter reading the letter Natasha sat down at the writing table to answer it. "Dear Princess," she wrote in French quickly and mechanically, and then paused. What more could she write after all that had happened the evening before? "Yes, yes! All that has happened, and now all is changed," she thought as she sat with the letter she had begun before her. "Must I break off with him? Must I really? That's awful... and to escape from these dreadful thoughts she went to Sonya and began sorting patterns with her..
,ˇˇˇˇProvidence compelled all these men, striving to attain personal aims, to further the accomplishment of a stupendous result no one of them at all expected- neither Napoleon, nor Alexander, nor still less any of those who did the actual fighting.,BOOMING SLOWLY UP the shaft. Rats scurry the pipes. Suddenly, a piece of concrete the size of a quarter jumps free and plummets down the shaft as the rock-hammer pushes through. The pick withdraws, replaced by Andy's peering eye.. ...,FADE TO BLACK.ˇˇˇˇThis man was dressed in a great-coat which was perfectly new and too large for him, and in a frightful pair of trousers all hanging in rags and black with mud.,ˇˇˇˇ`See here, grandfather.'!
,,ˇˇˇˇHer voice broke, tears gushed from her eyes, and she turned quickly to hide them and left the room.,,,People even talk faster. And louder.,219 INT -- CELLBLOCK FIVE -- RED'S CELL -- DAY (1966) 219,ˇˇˇˇIn the middle of the summer Princess Mary received an unexpected letter from Prince Andrew in Switzerland in which he gave her strange and surprising news. He informed her of his engagement to Natasha Rostova. The whole letter breathed loving rapture for his betrothed and tender and confiding affection for his sister. He wrote that he had never loved as he did now and that only now did he understand and know what life was. He asked his sister to forgive him for not having told her of his resolve when he had last visited Bald Hills, though he had spoken of it to his father. He had not done so for fear Princess Mary should ask her father to give his consent, irritating him and having to bear the brunt of his displeasure without attaining her object. "Besides," he wrote, "the matter was not then so definitely settled as it is now. My father then insisted on a delay of a year and now already six months, half of that period, have passed, and my resolution is firmer than ever. If the doctors did not keep me here at the spas I should be back in Russia, but as it is I have to postpone my return for three months. You know me and my relations with Father. I want nothing from him. I have been and always shall be independent; but to go against his will and arouse his anger, now that he may perhaps remain with us such a short time, would destroy half my happiness. I am now writing to him about the same question, and beg you to choose a good moment to hand him the letter and to let me know how he looks at the whole matter and whether there is hope that he may consent to reduce the term by four months."...
ˇˇˇˇ"No, don't... the island of Madagascar!" she said, and jumping off his back she went downstairs.!ˇ°So that's it,ˇ± said Hermione quietly. ˇ°We're all down thereˇ and now we've just got to wait until we come back up againˇ.ˇ± ,Fourthly, for that which may concern the sovereign and estate. Judges ought above ,ˇˇˇˇ"You have been caught once already by a 'little girl,'" said Dolokhov who knew of Kuragin's marriage. "Take care!",of young men is more lively than that of old: and imaginations stream into their minds better, and, as it were, more divinely. Natures that have much heat, and great and violent desires and perturbations, are not ripe for action, till they have passed ,ˇˇˇˇShe would gladly have thrown something at his head.,ˇˇˇˇThe wrinkles on his brow were well placed, and would have disposed in his favor any one who observed him attentively....ˇˇˇˇWhen Pierre and his wife entered the drawing room the countess was in one of her customary states in which she needed the mental exertion of playing patience, and so- though by force of habit she greeted him with the words she always used when Pierre or her son returned after an absence: "High time, my dear, high time! We were all weary of waiting for you. Well, thank God!" and received her presents with another customary remark: "It's not the gift that's precious, my dear, but that you give it to me, an old woman..."- yet it was evident that she was not pleased by Pierre's arrival at that moment when it diverted her attention from the unfinished game..ˇˇˇˇ"There's plenty in the spring.,or knot of a number of small stars; not seen asunder, but giving light together. So are there a number of little, and scarce discerned virtues, or rather faculties and customs, that make men fortunate.;
The Italians note some of them, such as a man would little think. When they speak ...ˇˇˇˇShe was somewhat reassured because no one in the Thenardier establishment drank much water.,ˇˇˇˇAs it was a very poor quarter, he bestowed alms largely there, and the poor people surrounded him in church, which had drawn down upon him Thenardier's epistle: "To the benevolent gentleman of the church of Saint-Jacques-du-Haut-Pas." He was fond of taking Cosette to visit the poor and the sick. No stranger ever entered the house in the Rue Plumet.,.ˇˇˇˇThe street was narrow and the gutter broad, the pedestrian there walked on a pavement that was always wet, skirting little stalls resembling cellars, big posts encircled with iron hoops, excessive heaps of refuse, and gates armed with enormous, century-old gratings....LastIndex,ˇˇˇˇI am dreaming!...,ˇˇˇˇ"No, I think the sale will come off in a few days," said someone. "Though it is madness to buy anything in Moscow now.".
ˇˇˇˇAgain Princess Mary tried to catch someone's eye, but not a single eye in the crowd was turned to her; evidently they were all trying to avoid her look. She felt strange and awkward.,RED (V.O.),ˇ°One wrong move, Peter,ˇ± said Lupin threateningly ahead. His wand was still pointed sideways at Pettigrew's chest. ,ˇˇˇˇNapoleon was an artillery officer, and felt the effects of this. The foundation of this wonderful captain was the man who, in the report to the Directory on Aboukir, said:,,,ˇˇˇˇ"Brat!!
ˇˇˇˇBesides, I'm not wasting myself, I'm getting a start; and if I tore down that charge, Hercle! 'twas only to whet my appetite.",,ˇˇˇˇOf a fourth opinion the most conspicuous representative was the Tsarevich, who could not forget his disillusionment at Austerlitz, where he had ridden out at the head of the Guards, in his casque and cavalry uniform as to a review, expecting to crush the French gallantly; but unexpectedly finding himself in the front line had narrowly escaped amid the general confusion. The men of this party had both the quality and the defect of frankness in their opinions. They feared Napoleon, recognized his strength and their own weakness, and frankly said so. They said: "Nothing but sorrow, shame, and ruin will come of all this! We have abandoned Vilna and Vitebsk and shall abandon Drissa. The only reasonable thing left to do is to conclude peace as soon as possible, before we are turned out of Petersburg.",ˇˇˇˇThe commander rode up to his hut. The regiment passed through the village and stacked its arms in front of the last huts.,ˇˇˇˇThe author of this book had in his hands, in 1848, the special report on this subject made to the Prefect of Police in 1832..Dolohov grinned. With his free hand, he pointed from the prophecy still clutched in Harry's hand, to himself, then at Hermione. Though he could no longer speak, his meaning could not have been clearer. Give me the prophecy, or you get the same as her ..., ;
The traitor in faction lightly goeth away with it; for when matters have stuck long in balancing, the winning of some one man casteth them, and he getteth all the thanks. The even carriage between two factions proceedeth not always of moderation, but of a trueness to a man\'s self, with end to make use of both. Certainly in Italy, they hold it a little suspect in Popes, when they have often in their mouth, padre oommne: and take it to be a sign of one, that meaneth to refer all to the greatness of his own house. Kings had need beware how they side themselves, and make themselves as of a faction or party: for leagues within the state are ever pernicious to monarchies; for they raise an obligation, paramount to obligation of sovereignty, and make the king tanquam wws ex nobis: as was to be seen in the league of France. ,ˇˇˇˇNAPOLEON IN A GOOD HUMOR.ˇˇˇˇMirrors, those revealers of the truth, are hated; that does not prevent them from being of use.,ˇˇˇˇIf the system of ambush and traps had not already existed, they would have been invented there.!ˇˇˇˇThe coachman turned to the inside travellers....ˇˇˇˇSuddenly, in the midst of the dismal calm, a clear, gay, young voice, which seemed to come from the Rue Saint-Denis, rose and began to sing distinctly, to the old popular air of "By the Light of the Moon," this bit of poetry, terminated by a cry like the crow of a cock:--,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!",ˇˇˇˇShe was somewhat reassured because no one in the Thenardier establishment drank much water....
ˇˇˇˇWe feel it burning even to the very marrow of our bones, and we see it beaming in the very depths of heaven.,,ˇˇˇˇThe sound of bare feet splashing through the mud was heard in the darkness, and the drummer boy came to the door.,ˇˇˇˇAfter nine o'clock two traps and three mounted men, who had been sent to look for them, arrived to fetch Natasha and Petya. The count and countess did not know where they were and were very anxious, said one of the men.,? Victor Hugo,,for terror be not turned into rigour; and that they bring not upon the people that ,ˇˇˇˇNo!;
LastIndexNext...ˇˇˇˇThe last role is played. The actor is bidden to disrobe and wash off his powder and paint: he will not be wanted any more..ˇˇˇˇ"Oh yes, I heard it today," said Shinshin, coming into the Rostovs' box.;ˇˇˇˇWAITING,Some take hold of suits only for an occasion, to cross some other, or to make an information, whereof they could not otherwise have apt pretext; without care what become of the suit, when that turn is served: or generally, to make other men\'s business a kind of entertainment, to bring in their own. Nay, some undertake suits with a full purpose, to let them fall; to the end, to gratify the adverse party, or competitor. ,ˇˇˇˇ"You will, of course, command it yourself?" said Julie, directing a sly, sarcastic glance toward the militia officer.,ˇˇˇˇAlgebra, medicine, botany, have each their slang. The tongue which is employed on board ship, that wonderful language of the sea, which is so complete and so picturesque, which was spoken by Jean Bart, Duquesne, Suffren, and Duperre, which mingles with the whistling of the rigging, the sound of the speaking-trumpets, the shock of the boarding-irons, the roll of the sea, the wind, the gale, the cannon, is wholly a heroic and dazzling slang, which is to the fierce slang of the thieves what the lion is to the jackal.;ˇˇˇˇ"What will you eat?",ˇˇˇˇLikhachev got up, rummaged in his pack, and soon Petya heard the warlike sound of steel on whetstone. He climbed onto the wagon and sat on its edge. The Cossack was sharpening the saber under the wagon.!
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ˇˇˇˇThis Boulatruelle was a man who was viewed with disfavor by the inhabitants of the district as too respectful, too humble, too prompt in removing his cap to every one, and trembling and smiling in the presence of the gendarmes,--probably affiliated to robber bands, they said; suspected of lying in ambush at verge of copses at nightfall. The only thing in his favor was that he was a drunkard.,ˇˇˇˇThe day was clear and frosty. Kutuzov rode to Dobroe on his plump little white horse, followed by an enormous suite of discontented generals who whispered among themselves behind his back. All along the road groups of French prisoners captured that day (there were seven thousand of them) were crowding to warm themselves at campfires. Near Dobroe an immense crowd of tattered prisoners, buzzing with talk and wrapped and bandaged in anything they had been able to get hold of, were standing in the road beside a long row of unharnessed French guns. At the approach of the commander in chief the buzz of talk ceased and all eyes were fixed on Kutuzov who, wearing a white cap with a red band and a padded overcoat that bulged on his round shoulders, moved slowly along the road on his white horse. One of the generals was reporting to him where the guns and prisoners had been captured.;ˇˇˇˇIt is the partition between 1830 and 1848.;ˇˇˇˇIn external ways Pierre had hardly changed at all. In appearance he was just what he used to be. As before he was absent-minded and seemed occupied not with what was before his eyes but with something special of his own. The difference between his former and present self was that formerly when he did not grasp what lay before him or was said to him, he had puckered his forehead painfully as if vainly seeking to distinguish something at a distance. At present he still forgot what was said to him and still did not see what was before his eyes, but he now looked with a scarcely perceptible and seemingly ironic smile at what was before him and listened to what was said, though evidently seeing and hearing something quite different. Formerly he had appeared to be a kindhearted but unhappy man, and so people had been inclined to avoid him. Now a smile at the joy of life always played round his lips, and sympathy for others, shone in his eyes with a questioning look as to whether they were as contented as he was, and people felt pleased by his presence....,ˇˇˇˇ"Four points.",ˇˇˇˇTHE EMPEROR PUTS A QUESTION TO THE GUIDE LACOSTE,ˇˇˇˇNo one contradicted him....ˇˇˇˇThe rope ladder was still shaking..
,. ;ˇˇˇˇOne of the "chimney-builders," whose smirched face was lighted up by the candle, and in whom Marius recognized, in spite of his daubing, Panchaud, alias Printanier, alias Bigrenaille, lifted above M. Leblanc's head a sort of bludgeon made of two balls of lead, at the two ends of a bar of iron.;ˇˇˇˇHe had the courage to plaster his face to the glass, and to watch whether the thing would move.,,ˇˇˇˇOne has assuredly the right, after all, to strip a corpse a bit when one is the author of that corpse. For our own part, we do not think so; it seems to us impossible that the same hand should pluck laurels and purloin the shoes from a dead man..ˇˇˇˇBlood-drinking bestiality, voracious appetites, hunger in search of prey, the armed instincts of nails and jaws which have for source and aim the belly, glare and smell out uneasily the impassive spectral forms straying beneath a shroud, erect in its vague and shuddering robe, and which seem to them to live with a dead and terrible life.,ˇˇˇˇ"In the morning, on my return home, I pick over my basket, I sort my things..
276 INT -- BUS -- DAY 276,ˇˇˇˇAh!;ˇˇˇˇ"Yes, I should think..." Natasha began., ;ˇˇˇˇThe victorious huntsman rode off to join the field, and there, surrounded by inquiring sympathizers, recounted his exploits.,ˇˇˇˇThe cuirassiers replied by crushing them.,ˇˇˇˇThe more this field of motion spreads out before our eyes, the more evident are the laws of that movement. To discover and define those laws is the problem of history.;
;,ˇˇˇˇThe great wars of Africa and Spain, the pirates of Sicily destroyed, civilization introduced into Gaul, into Britanny, into Germany,--all this glory covers the Rubicon. There is here a sort of delicacy of the divine justice, hesitating to let loose upon the illustrious usurper the formidable historian, sparing Caesar Tacitus, and according extenuating circumstances to genius.,ˇˇˇˇAt the entrance to the Rue des Prouvaires, the crowd no longer walked. It formed a resisting, massive, solid, compact, almost impenetrable block of people who were huddled together, and conversing in low tones..,ˇˇˇˇHe inquired:--,through them. Used Nat King Coles, Bing Crosbys, etc.,ˇ°And here we have six missing Death Eatersˇthree dead in my service. One, too cowardly to returnˇhe will pay. One, who I believe has left me foreverˇhe will be killed, of courseˇand one, who remains my most faithful servant, and who has already reentered my service.ˇ± .
ˇˇˇˇAt night I came hither. Do not be afraid, no one sees me.,ˇˇˇˇDenisov, who had come out of the study into the dancing room with his pipe, now for the first time recognized the old Natasha. A flood of brilliant, joyful light poured from her transfigured face.,ˇˇˇˇ"Still, I am not the same as his own mother," said Countess Mary. "I feel I am not the same and it troubles me. A wonderful boy, but I am dreadfully afraid for him. It would be good for him to have companions."!,ˇˇˇˇ No doubt., ;, ,BOOK SIX: 1808 - 10...
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;ˇˇˇˇThe conflict on the plateau continued.!LastIndexNext;ˇˇˇˇ"I only said that it would be more to the purpose to make sacrifices when we know what is needed!" said he, trying to be heard above the other voices.,RED (V.O.),ˇˇˇˇHe raised his glance to the crucifix.;ˇˇˇˇNIGHT BEGINS TO DESCEND UPON GRANTAIRE,ˇˇˇˇAn aperture large enough to allow a man to pass through had been made between the wall of the houses and the extremity of the barricade which was furthest from the wine-shop, so that an exit was possible at this point..;
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ˇˇˇˇIt was, in fact, Eponine, who had addressed Thenardier.,? Leo Tolstoy,ˇˇˇˇIt was the first time since they had set up housekeeping that she had dared to criticise one of the master's acts.,ˇˇˇˇI deem it my duty to report to Your Majesty the condition of the various corps I have had occasion to observe during different stages of the last two or three days' march. They are almost disbanded. Scarcely a quarter of the soldiers remain with the standards of their regiments, the others go off by themselves in different directions hoping to find food and escape discipline. In general they regard Smolensk as the place where they hope to recover. During the last few days many of the men have been seen to throw away their cartridges and their arms. In such a state of affairs, whatever your ultimate plans may be, the interest of Your Majesty's service demands that the army should be rallied at Smolensk and should first of all be freed from ineffectives, such as dismounted cavalry, unnecessary baggage, and artillery material that is no longer in proportion to the present forces. The soldiers, who are worn out with hunger and fatigue, need these supplies as well as a few days' rest. Many have died last days on the road or at the bivouacs. This state of things is continually becoming worse and makes one fear that unless a prompt remedy is applied the troops will no longer be under control in case of an engagement.,ˇˇˇˇ"I hear they are expected very soon," said Pierre.,ˇˇˇˇ"Yes, that's it! That's just what I said to him," put in Nicholas, who fancied he really had said it. "But they insisted on their own view: love of one's neighbor and Christianity- and all this in the presence of young Nicholas, who had gone into my study and broke all my things.",,ˇˇˇˇAfter long hesitations, doubts, and prayers, Princess Mary gave the letter to her father. The next day the old prince said to her quietly:!
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It is generally better to deal by speech, than by letter; and by the mediation of ,ˇˇˇˇNatasha remained silent, from shyness Marya Dmitrievna supposed, but really because she disliked anyone interfering in what touched her love of Prince Andrew, which seemed to her so apart from all human affairs that no one could understand it. She loved and knew Prince Andrew, he loved her only, and was to come one of these days and take her. She wanted nothing more.;ˇˇˇˇ"The devil, no.",ˇˇˇˇTHE BATTLE-FIELD AT NIGHT,BOOK NINE: 1812...ˇˇˇˇOne day in Moscow in Princess Mary's presence (she thought her father did it purposely when she was there) the old prince kissed Mademoiselle Bourienne's hand and, drawing her to him, embraced her affectionately. Princess Mary flushed and ran out of the room. A few minutes later Mademoiselle Bourienne came into Princess Mary's room smiling and making cheerful remarks in her agreeable voice. Princess Mary hastily wiped away her tears, went resolutely up to Mademoiselle Bourienne, and evidently unconscious of what she was doing began shouting in angry haste at the Frenchwoman, her voice breaking: "It's horrible, vile, inhuman, to take advantage of the weakness..." She did not finish. "Leave my room," she exclaimed, and burst into sobs.,Mon ami Bugeaud,,ˇˇˇˇHe summoned thither Hill, who was at Merle-Braine; he summoned Chasse, who was at Braine-l'Alleud..
,ˇˇˇˇThe countess was sitting with her companion Belova, playing grand-patience as usual, when Pierre and Natasha came into the drawing room with parcels under their arms.,? Leo Tolstoy,Crafty men condemn studies; simple men admire them; and wise men use them: for they teach not their own use; but that is a wisdom without them, and above them, won by observation. Read not to contradict, and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts; others to be read but not curiously; and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. ,,ˇˇˇˇThey could be seen through a vast cloud of smoke which was rent here and there..
ˇˇˇˇThus they passed Gournay and Neuilly-sur-Marne.,ˇˇˇˇ"Don't call him bad!" said Natasha. "But I don't know, don't know at all....",ˇˇˇˇAnd with the decision and tenderness that often come at the moment of awakening, she embraced her friend, but noticing Sonya's look of embarrassment, her own face expressed confusion and suspicion.,ˇˇˇˇ"He's an old duffer.";ANGLE ON RITA POSTER. Sexy as ever. The rising sun sends!ˇˇˇˇWhile this was taking place in Petersburg the French had already passed Smolensk and were drawing nearer and nearer to Moscow. Napoleon's historian Thiers, like other of his historians, trying to justify his hero says that he was drawn to the walls of Moscow against his will. He is as right as other historians who look for the explanation of historic events in the will of one man; he is as right as the Russian historians who maintain that Napoleon was drawn to Moscow by the skill of the Russian commanders. Here besides the law of retrospection, which regards all the past as a preparation for events that subsequently occur, the law of reciprocity comes in, confusing the whole matter. A good chessplayer having lost a game is sincerely convinced that his loss resulted from a mistake he made and looks for that mistake in the opening, but forgets that at each stage of the game there were similar mistakes and that none of his moves were perfect. He only notices the mistake to which he pays attention, because his opponent took advantage of it. How much more complex than this is the game of war, which occurs under certain limits of time, and where it is not one will that manipulates lifeless objects, but everything results from innumerable conflicts of various wills!,ˇˇˇˇThe entire household was governed according to Pierre's supposed orders, that is, by his wishes which Natasha tried to guess. Their way of life and place of residence, their acquaintances and ties, Natasha's occupations, the children's upbringing, were all selected not merely with regard to Pierre's expressed wishes, but to what Natasha from the thoughts he expressed in conversation supposed his wishes to be. And she deduced the essentials of his wishes quite correctly, and having once arrived at them clung to them tenaciously. When Pierre himself wanted to change his mind she would fight him with his own weapons.!