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1.
Intellect; understanding; talent; used humorously.
2.
(Philos.) The reason; the highest intellect; God regarded as the World Reason.






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... the world, nor the world to me. I fling away a dirty old glove instead of soiling my fingers filling it with more guineas, and the world loses in me, what? another old glove, full of words; half of them idle, the rest wicked, untrue, silly, or impure. Rougissons, taisons-nous, et partons." ...
— Peg Woffington • Charles Reade

... good," he said, "to see you again in the world. We have need of you, nous autres. Madame your mother is well, I hope—and the bear?" He called old Mr. Stewart "the bear" in a sort of grave jest, and that ...
— Jason • Justus Miles Forman

... verbal amendments made in this Convention, merely said, 'En ce qui concerne le reglement lui-meme, je n'appellerai pas votre attention sur les differentes modifications de style sans importance que nous y avons introduites.' ...
— The League of Nations and its Problems - Three Lectures • Lassa Oppenheim

... jouir d'un peu de libert['e]; On le retient fort mal par tant d'aust['e]rit['e]; Et les soins d['e]fiants les verroux et les grilles, Ne font pas la vertu des femmes ni des filles; C'est l'honneur qui les doit tenir dans le devoir, Non la s['e]v['e]rit['e] que nous leur faisons voir ... Je trouve que le coeur est ...
— Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama - A Revised American Edition of the Reader's Handbook, Vol. 3 • E. Cobham Brewer

... —Ke ferons nous? Vous m'aves preste de vos deniers la vostre mierchi, si les vos renderai car je venderai mon palefroi et ...
— Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres • Henry Adams

... and a dog. And, ended, as she always did end, by swearing that Melmotte must manage the matter himself. 'Nobody shall manage this matter for me,' said Marie. 'I know what I'm about now, and I won't marry anybody just because it will suit papa.' 'Que nous etions encore a Frankfort, ou New-York,' said the elder lady, remembering the humbler but less troubled times of her earlier life. Marie did not care for Frankfort or New York; for Paris or for London;—but she did care for ...
— The Way We Live Now • Anthony Trollope

... the twentieth century to the spirit of heroic comedy. When an ex-General of Napoleon is asked his reason for having betrayed the Emperor, he replies, La fatigue, and at that a veteran private of the Great Army rushes forward, and crying passionately, Et nous? pours out a terrible description of the life lived by the commoner soldier. To-day, when pessimism is almost as much a symbol of wealth and fashion as jewels or cigars, when the pampered heirs of the ages can sum ...
— Varied Types • G. K. Chesterton

... joy of every company, rollicking, reckless, and without a care. To this complexion had he come at last. Oh, what a moral ruin was here, my countrymen! Where now were his jests and gibes—his wit, that was wont to set the table in a roar? Alas! poor Yorick! Amour! amour! quand tu nous tiens, who can tell what the mischief will become of us! Once it was "not wisely but too many"—now it was "not wisely but too well" —and this was the end of it. O Louie! O Jack! Is there no such thing as true Platonic love ...
— The Lady of the Ice - A Novel • James De Mille

... "Sacre nom, nous sommes tombes dans un antre de betes sauvages!" exclaimed Masaroon, starting up, and anxiously examining the skirts of his brocade coat, lest that sudden ...
— London Pride - Or When the World Was Younger • M. E. Braddon

... this has been denied, it may be as well to give Descartes's words: "Par le mot de penser, j'entends tout ce que se fait dans nous de telle sorte que nous l'apercevons immediatement par nous-memes: c'est pourquoi non-seulement entendre, vouloir, imaginer, mais aussi sentir, c'est le meme chose ici que penser."—Principes ...
— Hume - (English Men of Letters Series) • T.H. Huxley

... convenient epitome of the Nouveau traite de diplomatique. The latter is a new compilation, undertaken with the sanction of M. Guizot. Its appearance was thus hailed by the learned Daunou: "Cet ouvrage nous semble recommandable par l'exactitude des recherches, par la distribution methodique des matieres et par l'elegante precision du style." (Journal des savants, Paris, 1838. 4 deg.. ...
— Notes & Queries, No. 19, Saturday, March 9, 1850 • Various

... serviront a nous rendre plus sensible le principe qui vient d'etre pose; nous emprunterons l'un du physique at l'autre du moral. Dans un tourbillon de poussiere qu'eleve un vent impetueux, quelque confus qu'il paraisse a nos yeux; dans la plus affreuse ...
— The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley Volume I • Percy Bysshe Shelley

... poissons,' said Melange, edging in his remark as he stood making some arrangement required by his master. 'Les jolis poissons qui s'eleveront de temps hors l'eau, pour dire a leur facon vous etes les bienvenus, Messieurs, nous aurons l'honneur de vous regaler. Ah, c'etait un coup ...
— Forgotten Tales of Long Ago • E. V. Lucas

... "necessary as it is to discourage it by every possible mark of our disapprobation, I do not (entre nous) see, in the mere act of scalping, half the horrors usually attached to the practice. The motive must be considered. It is not the mere desire to inflict wanton torture, that influences the warrior, but an anxiety to ...
— The Canadian Brothers - or The Prophecy Fulfilled • John Richardson

... 'Puis nous fut dit que chose estrange ne leur sembloit estre deux contradictoires Vrayes en mode, en figure, et en temps.' Pantagruel, ...
— 'That Very Mab' • May Kendall and Andrew Lang

... can ever fill the place he once held in his wife's heart is a question which only time can decide: 'Le denigrement de ceux que nous aimons,' says the author of 'Madame Bovary,' 'toujours nous en detache quelque peu. Il ne faut pas toucher aux idoles; la dorure en reste aux mains,' and in Mabel's case the idol had been more than tarnished, and had lost rather its divinity than ...
— The Giant's Robe • F. Anstey

... vous avoue que ie beau ideal que nous autres, nous avons concu de tout cela a Paris, avait quelque chose de plus poetique que ce que nous ...
— Domestic Manners of the Americans • Fanny Trollope

... square foreheads, spreading eyebrows—they shouldn't wear it so. It suits Hortense— with her pale patrician outline and her dark pencilled eyebrows, and her little black ribbon and amulet around her neck. O, Marie, priey pour nous qui avous recours a vous! Once I walked out to Beau Sejour. She did not expect me and I crept through the leafy ravine to the pinewood, then on to the steps, and so up to the terrace. Through the French window I could see her seated ...
— Crowded Out! and Other Sketches • Susie F. Harrison

... a picket, or avante garde, as he termed it, some distance from the fort, at a place called the "Barrier." When at midnight they heard the approach of the enemy. "Je mette mon fusil a mon bras," he said; "et a le Francais je di, Prenez—garde! A le Prusse"—hesitating—"Prenez garde! aussi, et nous faissons un grande detour,—et—et, nous eschappons. Et voila, monsieur," he continued, pointing to the stripes upon his arm, "Je suis sous officier donc. Je suis caporal de la garde,—le meme comme Napoleon,—le ...
— Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas • W. Hastings Macaulay

... Such veterans war-wise are we; So grimy and hard, so calloused and scarred, So "crummy", yet gay as can be. We've finished with trousers of scarlet, They're giving us breeches of blue, With a helmet instead of a cap on our head, Yet still we're the little piou-piou. Nous les aurons! The jesting, unresting piou-piou; The cheering, unfearing piou-piou; The keep-your-head-level and fight-like-the-devil; The ...
— Rhymes of a Red Cross Man • Robert W. Service

... side a seller of spruce beer, which brisk liquor is confined in several dozen of stone bottles. Here conic a party of ladies on horseback, in green ridings habits, and gentlemen attendant, and there a flock of sheep for the market, pattering over the bridge with a multitude nous clatter of their little hoofs; here a Frenchman with a hand-organ on his shoulder, and there an itinerant Swiss jeweller. On this side, heralded by a blast of clarions and bugles, appears a train of wagons conveying all the wild beasts of a caravan; ...
— Twice Told Tales • Nathaniel Hawthorne

... je ne reponds pas de votre vie. Ils vont tirer sur vous." He answered whatever might come of it he would "parler a ces braves gens"; but they surrounded him, grinning and calling out "La Reforme, nous voulons la Reforme," pointing their bayonets at him and even over his ...
— Lady John Russell • Desmond MacCarthy and Agatha Russell

... chagrined at being interrupted in his meditated decisive operations by the States-General, on this occasion. On the 6th September, he wrote to them:—"Vos Hautes Puissances jugeront bien par le camp que nous venons de prendre, qu'on n'a pas voulu se resoudre a tenter les lignes. J'ai ete convaincu de plus en plus, depuis l'honneur que j'ai eu de vous ecrire, par les avis que j'ai recu journellement de la situation des ennemis, que cette entreprise n'etait ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol 58, No. 357, July 1845 • Various

... vous inviterez, de sa part, les Patriotes de lui communiquer leurs vues, leurs plans, et leurs envies. Vous les assurerez, que le roi prend un interet veritable a leurs personnes cornme a leur cause, et qu'ils peuvent compter sur sa protection. Us doivent y compter d'autant plus, Monsieur, que nous ne dissimulons pas, que si Monsieur le Stadtholder reprend son ancienne influence, le systeme Anglois ne tardera pas de prevaloir, et que notre alliance deviendroit un etre de raison. Les Patriotes sentiront facilement, que cette position seroit incompatible avec la dignite, comme avec la consideration ...
— Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson - Volume I • Thomas Jefferson

... it will be in a year from now,—much greater than it will by ten years from now. The progress of knowledge, it may be feared, or hoped, will have outrun the text-books in which you studied these branches. Chemistry, for instance, is very apt to spoil on one's hands. "Nous avons change tout cela" might serve as the standing motto of many of our manuals. Science is a great traveller, and wears her shoes out pretty fast, as might ...
— The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)

... children's opinions were not consulted on such points before they were born, and that therefore it might be hard to visit the sins of the fathers on the children, even though the labour-market were a little overstocked—"mais nous avons change tout cela," like M. Jourdain's doctors. No doubt, too, the fellow might have got work if he had chosen—in Kamschatka or the Cannibal Islands; for the political economists have proved, beyond a doubt, that there is work somewhere or other ...
— Yeast: A Problem • Charles Kingsley

... sacrilege, mon Dieu! ver bad; mais n'importe cela. Eef mon capitaine permit—vill allow pour aller Monsieur Quack'bosh, he go chez moi; nous chercherons; ve bring ze chandelles—pe gar ...
— The War Trail - The Hunt of the Wild Horse • Mayne Reid

... sera parmi nous," said the novelist, as she hurried him away. "Moi aussi," she added to herself, "je me promets un beau plaisir en faisant la ...
— Zuleika Dobson - or, An Oxford Love Story • Max Beerbohm

... doesn't mind how often; that it's fifty times more interesting than breeding dogs and cats or guinea-pigs; and she's surprised more single women don't take it up. I think she must be detraquee.... I have a faint hope that by taking her in hand and interesting her in our work—which entre nous deux—is turning out to be very profitable—I may sober her and regularize her. No doubt in 1950 most women will talk as she does to-day, but the advance is too abrupt. It not only robs her parents of all happiness, but ...
— Mrs. Warren's Daughter - A Story of the Woman's Movement • Sir Harry Johnston

... jour en jour se roule comme Aux rives se roulent les flots: Puis apres notre heure derniere Rien de nous ne reste en la biere Qu'une ...
— French Lyrics • Arthur Graves Canfield

... Ned and Aristabulus," said John Effingham, as soon as the tones of Miss Ring's voice were lost in the din of fifty others, pitched to the same key. "A present, Mademoiselle, je vais nous venger." ...
— Home as Found • James Fenimore Cooper

... cabalistic refinements, on these different words. They said many persons were supplied with a Nephesh without a Ruah, much more without a Neshamah. They declared that the Nephesh (Psyche) was the soul of the body, the Ruah (Pneuma) the soul of the Nephesh, and the Neshamah (Nous) the soul of the Ruah. Some of the Rabbins assert that the destination of the Nephesh, when the body dies, is Sheol; of the Ruah, the air; and of the Neshamah, ...
— The Destiny of the Soul - A Critical History of the Doctrine of a Future Life • William Rounseville Alger

... "sons of gentlemen" have better manners, it seems; or even to France, where "the sons of gentlemen" have the best manners of all—or used to have before a certain 2d of December—as distinctly I remember; nous avons ...
— The Martian • George Du Maurier

... of thought lies at the basis of that universal desire of unity, and that universal effort to reduce all our knowledge to unity, which has revealed itself in the history of philosophy, and also of inductive science. "Reason, intellect, nous, concatenating thoughts and objects into system, and tending upward from particular facts to general laws, from general laws to universal principles, is never satisfied in its ascent till it comprehends all laws in a single formula, and consummates all conditional knowledge in the ...
— Christianity and Greek Philosophy • Benjamin Franklin Cocker

... seem to have been observed by Monsieur Peron, on the S. W. coast near Geographe Bay. "A cette epoque nous eprouvions les effets les plus singuliers du mirage; tantot les terres les plus uniformes et les plus basses nous paroissoient portees au dessus des eaux, et profondement dechirrees dans toutes leurs parties; tantot leurs cretes superieures sembloient renversees, et reposer ainsi sur les vagues; ...
— Journals Of Expeditions Of Discovery Into Central • Edward John Eyre

... once inquired about me. Beneath the care of Antonio, however, I speedily waxed stronger. "Mon maitre," said he to me one evening, "I see you are better; let us quit this bad town and worse posada to-morrow morning. Allons, mon maitre! Il est temps de nous mettre en chemin pour ...
— The Bible in Spain • George Borrow

... latter, p. 445: Sans doute les langues, comme tout ce qui est organise, sont sujettes a la loi du developpement graduel. En soutenant que le langage primitif possedait les elements necessaires a son integrite, nous sommes loin de dire que les mecanismes d'un age plus avance y fussent arrives a leur pleine existence. Tout y etait, mais confusement et sans distinction. Le temps seul et les progres de l'esprit humain ...
— On the Study of Words • Richard C Trench

... I ought rather to say Button's axiom. For that great naturalist and writer embodied the principles of sound geology in a pithy phrase of the Theoris de la Terre: 'Pour juger de ce qui est arrive, et meme de ce qui arrivera, nous n'avons qu'a examiner ce ...
— The Advance of Science in the Last Half-Century • T.H. (Thomas Henry) Huxley

... gueres oblige aux gens qui ne nous viennent voir, que pour nous quereller, qui pendant toute une visite, ne nous disent pas une seule parole obligeante, et qui se font un plaisir malin d'attaquer notre conduite, et de nous faire entrevoir nos defauts." ...
— Marriage • Susan Edmonstone Ferrier

... disposal of Lord Loudoun, commander of the forces in America. The General was good enough to inform his accommodating friend that of the two packets then at New York, one was given out to sail on Saturday, the 12th of April—"but," the great man added very confidentially, "I may let you know, entre nous, that if you are there by Monday morning, you will be in time, but do not delay longer." As early as the 4th of April, accordingly, the provincial printer and Friend of the Human Race, accompanied by many neighbors ...
— The Eve of the Revolution - A Chronicle of the Breach with England, Volume 11 In The - Chronicles Of America Series • Carl Becker

... distinction writing to his noble friend in office, has these words;—"Je pense comme vous, mon cher Compte, que le Common Sense est une excellente ouvrage, at que son auteur est un des plus grands legislateurs des millions d'ecrivains, que nous connoissions; il n'est pas douteux, que si les Americains suivent le beau plan, que leur compatriote leur a trace, ils deviendront la nation la plus florissante et la plus heureuse, qui ait ...
— The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. I • Various

... [Exit Isidora. I like not this Don Gaspar, and my heart Forebodes some evil nigh. I may be wrong, But in my sear'd imagination, He is some snake whose fascinating eyes, Fix'd on my trembling bird, have drawn her down Into his pois'nous fangs. How frail our sex! Prudence may guard us from th' assaults of passion, But storm'd the citadel, in woman's heart, Victorious love admits no armistice Or sway conjoint. ...
— Olla Podrida • Frederick Marryat

... speak of mans Soul, I understand that which Moses saith was inspired into the body, (fitted out and made of earth) by God, Genes. 2. which is not that impeccable spirit that cannot sinne; but the very same that the Platonists call psuche, a middle essence betwixt that which they call nous (and we would in the Christian language call pneuma) and the life of the body which is eidolon psuches, a kind of an umbratil vitalitie, that the soul imparts to the bodie in the enlivening of it: That and the body together, we Christians would call sarx, and the suggestions of it, especially ...
— Democritus Platonissans • Henry More

... in acting maliciously is properly called by Barrow a rascally delight. But this is no new form of malice. "Avant nous," says the sagacious but iron-hearted Montluc—"avant nous ces envies ont regne, et regneront encore apres nous, si Dieu ne nous voulait tous refondre." Its worst effect is that which Ben Jonson remarked: "The gentle reader," says he, "rests happy ...
— Colloquies on Society • Robert Southey

... taxes, Statute-labour, Church-taxes, taxes enough;—and think the times inexpressible. She has heard that somewhere, in some manner, something is to be done for the poor: "God send it soon; for the dues and taxes crush us down (nous ecrasent)!" ...
— The French Revolution • Thomas Carlyle

... shivered in the blast. What with the spray and mist, moreover, it was a good ten minutes before I could make out the writing, and when at last I did spell out the letters, their meaning was not very inspiriting: "Nous retournons a Reykjavik!" So evidently they had given it up as a bad job, and had come to the conclusion that the island was inaccessible. Yet it seemed very hard to have to turn back, after coming so far! We had already made upwards of three hundred miles since leaving Iceland: it could not be ...
— Letters From High Latitudes • The Marquess of Dufferin (Lord Dufferin)

... souvient-il? Amis de ma jeunesse, Des beaux momens de nos fougueux exploits? Quand la raison sous le joug de l'ivresse, Essaye en vain de soutenir ses droits. Ce tems n'est plus, cet age de folie, Ou tout en nous est presse de jouir: Mes bons amis, du printemps de la vie Gardons toujours ...
— Olla Podrida • Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)

... themselves rigidly, and live and die in their duty, without ever a newspaper paragraph in their favour. My beloved friend and reader, I wish you and I could do the same: and let me whisper my belief, ENTRE NOUS that of those eminent philosophers who cry out against parsons the loudest, there are not many who have got their knowledge of the ...
— The Book of Snobs • William Makepeace Thackeray

... devoted followers: but whether this resulted from inner hardness, or resentment at his fall, or a sense of dignified prudence, it is impossible to say. When Denon, the designer of his medals, sobbed on bidding him adieu, he remarked: Mon cher, ne nous attendrissons pas: il faut dans les crises comme celle-ci se conduire avec froid. This surely was one source of his power over an emotional people: his feelings were the servant, not the master, ...
— The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) • John Holland Rose

... Henry discerned the true meaning in our own time. See his Aeneidea, vol. iii. p. 397. Cp. the words quoted above from Somn. Scip.: "mens cuiusque is est quisque." M. S. Reinach (Cultes, etc. ii. 135 foll.) is not far out: "Nous souffrons chacun suivant le degre ...
— The Religious Experience of the Roman People - From the Earliest Times to the Age of Augustus • W. Warde Fowler

... an actor can be imparted in a record of the surface facts of a public career! Most expressive, as a comment upon the inadequacy of biographical details, is the exclamation of Dumas, about Aimee Desclee: "Une femme comme celle-la n'a pas de biographie! Elle nous a emus, et elle en est morte. Voila toute son historie!" Ada Rehan, while she has often and deeply moved the audience of her riper time, is happily very far from having died of it. There is deep feeling beneath the luminous and sparkling surface of her art; but it is chiefly with ...
— Shadows of the Stage • William Winter

... the end of his days. In France there exists a Ligue contre le mal de mer, commenting upon which a French journalist says: Avec une ligue on est toujours assure d'une chose: a defaut de progres, qu'elle nous fera peut-etre attendre, elle fera des congres: et c'est du moins une consolation que de pouvoir discourir ...
— Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland • Daniel Turner Holmes

... 1632, a brief argument setting forth the claims of the French, which he entitles. Abrege des Descouuertures de la Nouuelle France, tant de ce que nous auons descouuert comme aussi les Anglais, depuis les Virgines iusqu'au Freton Dauis, & de cequ'eux & nous pouuons pretendre suiuant le rapport des Historiens qui en ont descrit, que ie rapporte cy dessous, qui feront iuger a un chacun du tout sans passion.—Vide ...
— Voyages of Samuel de Champlain, Vol. 1 • Samuel de Champlain

... autres hommes; qu'ils ne peuvent etre conduits ni par la douceur, ni par les sentimens; qu'ils se moquent de ceux qui les traitent avec bonte; qu'ils tiennent par la morale a la brute, autant qu'a l'homme par leur constitution physique; mais ayons au moins pour eux soins que nous avons pour les quadrupedes, dont nous nous servons: nourrissons-les bien pour qu'ils travaillent bien, et n'exigeons pas au-dela de leurs facultes ou ...
— The Journal of Negro History, Volume 2, 1917 • Various

... nouvelle, qui nous fait suivre les croyances de nos peres, depuis le berceau du monde jusqu'aux superstitions de ...
— Myths and Myth-Makers - Old Tales and Superstitions Interpreted by Comparative Mythology • John Fiske

... name, though the whole facade of the Cathedral would not have held a full list of all the people of Semur)—to yield their places, which they had not filled aright, to those who knew the meaning of life, being dead. NOUS AUTRES MORTS—these were the words which blazed out oftenest of all, so that every one saw them. And 'Go!' this terrible placard said—'Go! leave this place to us who know the true signification of life.' These words I remember, but ...
— A Beleaguered City • Mrs. Oliphant

... the principal supernatural being, corresponding to Ikani of the Chinooks. S'hui-ab, the primal or demon race. S'hu-n[a]m, magic or medicine. Te-y[u]tl-ma, the genius of good fortune. Hun-ha-ne-ti, a performance of conjuring or "tama-nous" (Chinook), known to the Nisquallies as s'hi-na, in which it is pretended that the person initiated is killed and ...
— Alphabetical Vocabularies of the Clallum and Lummi • George Gibbs

... must still kneel before this cause, which refuses to be named,—ineffable cause, which every fine genius has essayed to represent by some emphatic symbol, as, Thales by water, Anaximenes by air, Anaxagoras by (Nous) thought, Zoroaster by fire, Jesus and the moderns by love; and the metaphor of each has become a national religion. The Chinese Mencius has not been the least successful in his generalization. "I fully understand language," he said, "and nourish well my vast-flowing vigor."—"I ...
— Essays, Second Series • Ralph Waldo Emerson

... Then the Irish cavalry charged with irresistible valour, and the English were thrown into total disorder. St. Ruth, proud of the success of his strategies and the valour of his men, exclaimed, "Le jour est a nous, mes enfans." But St. Ruth's weak point was his left wing, and this was at once perceived and taken advantage of by the Dutch General. Some of his infantry made good their passage across the morass, which St. Ruth had supposed impassable; and the men, who commanded this position from a ruined ...
— An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800 • Mary Frances Cusack

... King Cole, constitutional soul, (Constitutional soul was he)! With royal nous, a parliament house He built for his people free. And they talked all day and they talked all night, And they'd die, but they wouldn't agree Until black was white, and wrong was right, And he said, "It works to ...
— Successful Recitations • Various

... latter period of Italian Renaissance with that of sixteenth century French woodwork, has pithily remarked: "Chez cux, l'art du bois consiste a le dissimuler, chez nous a le faire valoir." ...
— Illustrated History of Furniture - From the Earliest to the Present Time • Frederick Litchfield

... was hen talked over throughout, in defiance of every obstacle I could put in its way. After this, Madame de la Fite said, in French, that Madame de la Roche had had the most extraordinary life and adventures that had fallen to anybody's lot; and finished with saying, "Eh! ma ch'ere amie, contez-nous ...
— The Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay Volume 1 • Madame D'Arblay

... voici est une traduction faite sur la cinquieme edition publiee en Angleterre. Je crois avoir rendu compte, quelques annees. Depuis lors, l'auteur a ameliore, agrandi, complete son oeuvre, et le volume superbe qu'il nous offre aujourd'hui parait ...
— The Violin - Its Famous Makers and Their Imitators • George Hart

... wish to be good. So the Phoenix told them. There was an image that had once been brightly coloured, but the rain and snow had beaten in through the open front of the shrine, and the poor image was dull and weather-stained. Under it was written: 'St Jean de Luz. Priez pour nous.' It was a sad little place, very neglected and lonely, and yet it was nice, Anthea thought, that poor travellers should come to this little rest-house in the hurry and worry of their journeyings and be quiet for a few minutes, and think about being good. The thought of St Jean de Luz—who had, ...
— The Phoenix and the Carpet • E. Nesbit

... richesses que nous possedons en abondance & vos festins ne se peuuent pas terminer plus agreablement que par nos dragees de Verdun en vos quartiers. Elles ont parmy les charmantes delicatesses de leur succre, de leur canelle, & de leur anis, vne douce & suaue odeur ...
— George Washington's Rules of Civility - Traced to their Sources and Restored by Moncure D. Conway • Moncure D. Conway

... about the clothing and victualling of the seamen. It was then, on being told that all that department was under the charge of the purser, he said in a facetious way, "Je crois que c'est quelquefois chez vous, comme chez nous, le commissaire est un peu coquin." "I believe it happens sometimes with you, as it does with us, that the purser is a little of a rogue." This was addressed to the Admiral and me, with whom he was conversing, and not to the ...
— The Surrender of Napoleon • Sir Frederick Lewis Maitland

... "Embrassons nous! (let us embrace), my dear friend!" exclaimed Claude Laval. "I am now the happiest man in all France. Listen! The machine is at the edge of the wood not a kilometre from this spot, and the Zeppelin hangar is in the centre of the Black Forest. Come, ...
— With Haig on the Somme • D. H. Parry

... continued to live abroad. In one of his letters to Madame de Boufflers he says, in speaking of Rousseau, "Je lui avais fait un projet; mais en le disant un chateau en Espagne, d'aller habiter une maison toute meublee que j'ai en Ecosse; d'engager le bon David Hume de vivre avec nous."—"Hume's Private Correspondence," page 43.—ED.] ...
— Boswell's Correspondence with the Honourable Andrew Erskine, and His Journal of a Tour to Corsica • James Boswell

... asked of one fellow: of course Greville spoke real true-blue English-French. "Coque-a-lorrrrme?" said the waiter. "Je crois que non, Monsieur——." "Pourquoi n'avez vous pas du vin de Cockalorum?" said Greville, with great indignation. "C'est une chose monstrueuse. Nous sommes les invites de la grande nation Francaise; nous sommes les officiers de sa Majeste la Reine d'Angleterre; et vous n'avez pas du vin de Cockalorum!" There was enough of other wine, at all ...
— The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols • William Black

... commun, ne voie pas dans ce qui se passe en Italie, sauf le mal, un progres sensible dans ce que nous avons toujours cru le bien de l'eglise, cela tient a sa nature passionnee. Ce qui le domine aujourd'hui c'est la haine du gouvernement francais.—Dieu se sert de tout, meme du despotisme, meme de l'egoisme; et il y a meme des choses qu'il ne peut accomplir par des ...
— The History of Freedom • John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton

... with the fresh water. As she placed the glass jug before Mr. Vimpany he suddenly laid his hand on her arm and looked her straight in the face. "Vous nous avez ...
— Blind Love • Wilkie Collins

... scrap of writing which would prove that they had contributed their quota, and might, therefore, be exempted from further looting. Scrawled in soldiers' hands were such things as, "Defense absolue de piller; nous autres avons tout pris"; or, "No looting permitted. This show is cleaned out." Everywhere these signs were to be seen. Here they must have ...
— Indiscreet Letters From Peking • B. L. Putman Weale

... entre nous only, and pray let it be so, or my maternal persecutor will be throwing her tomahawk at any of my curious projects,) I am going to sea for four or five months, with my cousin Capt. Bettesworth, who commands the Tartar, the finest frigate ...
— Life of Lord Byron, Vol. I. (of VI.) - With his Letters and Journals. • Thomas Moore

... Napoleon's estimate of Mezzofante; he sent for the linguist from motives of curiosity, and after some discourse with him, told him that he might depart; then turning to some of his generals, he observed, 'Nous avons eu ici un exemple qu'un homme peut avoir beaucoup de paroles avec ...
— Isopel Berners - The History of certain doings in a Staffordshire Dingle, July, 1825 • George Borrow

... fait un accueil si favorable a ces Memoires, que nous avons cru devoir en procurer une nouvelle edition. Outre les avantures du comte de Grammont, tres-piquantes par elles-memes, ils contiennent l'histoire amoureuse d'Angleterre sous le regne de Charles II. Ils sont ...
— Notes and Queries, Number 219, January 7, 1854 • Various

... of you! Well, entre nous, I didn't break my heart about him; yet if he had asked me to do what you mean by your looks (and very expressive and kind they are, too), I wouldn't have ...
— Vanity Fair • William Makepeace Thackeray

... eternal Being to be conscious of his existence; nay, to send him a whisper that He was not a metaphysical figment. Otherwise he found himself saying what Voltaire has made Spinoza say: "Je crois, entre nous, que vous n'existez pas." Obedience? Worship? He could have prostrated himself for hours on the flags, worn out his knees in prayer. O Luther, O Galileo, enemies of the human race! How wise of the Church to burn infidels, who would burn down the spirit's home—the home warm with the love and ...
— Dreamers of the Ghetto • I. Zangwill

... commerce during the day; but in the evening, VOYEZ-VOUS, NOUS SOMMES SERIEUX.' These were the words. They were all employed over the frivolous mercantile concerns of Belgium during the day; but in the evening they found some hours for the serious concerns of life. ...
— The Pocket R.L.S. - Being Favourite Passages from the Works of Stevenson • Robert Louis Stevenson

... into mermaids is not more absurd than an army of twelve or thirteen thousand of the flower of our troops and nobility performing the office of link-boys, making a bonfire, and running away! The French have said well, "les Anglois viennent nous casser des vitres avec des guin'ees."(900) We have lost six men, they five, and about a hundred vessels, from a fifty-gun ship to ...
— The Letters of Horace Walpole, Volume 2 • Horace Walpole

... worth while to transcribe the words of the engagement which Lewis, a chivalrous and a devout prince, violated without the smallest scruple. "Nous, Louis, par la grace de Dieu, Roi tres Chretien de France et de Navarre, promettons pour notre honneur, en foi et parole de Roi, jurons sue la croix, les saints Evangiles, et les canons de la Messe, que nous avons touches, que nous observerons ...
— The History of England from the Accession of James II. - Volume 5 (of 5) • Thomas Babington Macaulay

... la porte, ouvrez, Marie, ma mignonne, J'ons de beaux cadeaux a vous presenter. Helas! ma mie, laissez-nous entrer."[3] ...
— The Devil's Pool • George Sand

... idleness is friend, O'er a maiden gains its end: But let business and employment Fill up every careful moment; These an antidote will prove 'Gainst the pois'nous arts of love. Maidens that aspire to marry, In their looks reserve should carry: Modesty their price should raise, And be the herald of their praise. Knights, whom toils of arms employ, With the free may laugh and toy; But the modest only, choose When they tie the nuptial noose. ...
— Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote • Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

... carries" in thy head lightness and in thy wits slackness. O Scant of Sense, when sawest thou ever a sparrow company with a Falcon, much less with two Falcons? So short is thine understanding that I have escaped thy hand by devising the simplest device which my nous and knowledge suggested." Hereat he began to improvis ...
— Supplemental Nights, Volume 6 • Richard F. Burton

... le soir tombait, l'homme sombre arriva Au bas d'une montagne en une grande plaine; Sa femme fatiguee et ses fils hors d'haleine; Lui dire: 'Couchons-nous sur ...
— The Eye of Dread • Payne Erskine

... livre n'est qu'une partie d'un ouvrage beaucoup plus important, nous avons cru bon de devier des normes PG et conserver la structure et numerotation des pages. Ceci a pour but de faciliter la recherche des objets mentionnes a l'index, au lexique et la table des matieres. ...
— An Introductorie for to Lerne to Read, To Pronounce, and to Speke French Trewly • Anonymous

... notre bonne ville, Monsieur le Regent publia Que Lass serait utile Pour retablir la nation. La faridondaine! la faridondon. Mais il nous a tous enrich!, Biribi! A la ...
— Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions - Vol. I • Charles Mackay

... yet farther: Nous ne sommes que ceremonie; la ceremonie nous emporte, et laissons la substance des choses: Nous nous tenons aux branches, et abandonnons le tronc et le corps. Nous avons appris aux dames de rougir, oyans seulement nommer ce qu'elles ne craignent aucunement a faire; Nous n'esons appeller a droict nos membres, et ne craignons pas de les ...
— The Works of John Dryden, Volume 5 (of 18) - Amboyna; The state of Innocence; Aureng-Zebe; All for Love • John Dryden

... the following maxim in Rochefoucauld, "Dans l'adversite de nos meilleurs amis, nous trouvons toujours quelque chose, qui ...
— The Poems of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Volume I (of 2) • Jonathan Swift

... ordinairement en Normandie, que des arcades semi-circulaires dans les Xe. XIe. et XIIe. siecles; au contraire, les arcades en pointes des nefs, des fenetres et des portes des eglises, autrement les arcades en ogive, n'ont eu lieu chez nous que dans le XIIIe. siecle et les suivans. On trouve egalement ces deux styles en Angleterre et aux memes epoques, et leur difference est une des principales regles qui servent aux antiquaires Anglois, pour discerner les constructions ...
— Architectural Antiquities of Normandy • John Sell Cotman

... complique le bonheur, Et par un ideal frivole et suborneur Attache nos coeurs a la terre; Dupes des faux dehors tenus pour l'important, Mille choses pour nous ont du prix ... et pourtant Une seule ...
— Amiel's Journal • Mrs. Humphry Ward

... Nestis the element of Water. In fact, whatever the free thinkers of Greece discovered successively as the first principles of Being and Thought, whether the air of Anaximenes, or the fire of Herakleitos, or the Nous or Mind of Anaxagoras, was readily identified with Zeus and the other divine persons of Olympian mythology. Metrodoros, the contemporary of Anaxagoras, went even farther. While Anaxagoras would have been satisfied with looking upon Zeus ...
— Chips From A German Workshop, Vol. V. • F. Max Mueller

... yes, but no fatalities. The trouble is that now things have begun to move, they may not sit still for long, and we cannot take risks with our visitors. The mountain must come to Mahomet. That is, les Sammies must call upon you, instead of you upon them. The reception room is chez nous Francais. It is ready, and you will ...
— Everyman's Land • C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

... their childhood than did he and Virgil. And yet, the whole scene may be a figment of his imagination—the very word Bandusia may have been coined by him. Who can tell? Then there is the Digentia hypothesis. I know it, I know it! I have read some of its defenders, and consider (entre nous) that they have made out a pretty strong case. But I am not in the mood for discussing ...
— Old Calabria • Norman Douglas

... last night, and I saw good Sir H. Seymour, who is full of your kindness and goodness; and a most worthy, honourable and courageous little man he is.[30] If the poor Emperor Nicholas had had a few such—nous ne serions pas ou nous en sommes. But unfortunately the Emperor does not like being told what is unpleasant and contrary to his wishes, and gets very violent when he hears the real truth—which consequently is not told him! There is the misery of being ...
— The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume III (of 3), 1854-1861 • Queen of Great Britain Victoria

... tu as, il a, nous avons,"—with a magnificent gesture, "vous avez." The French members of the company were not equal to his pronunciation and were under the impression that he was still talking English. They were profoundly impressed with his deference and ...
— Brewster's Millions • George Barr McCutcheon

... la maison paternelle, Mais ce n'est point a lui qu'il faut faire querelle; Et si Monsieur son pere avait voulu sortir, Nous y serions encore;... Ces peres, bien souvent, sont ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 92, June, 1865 • Various

... baths. The water was cold, but not unpleasantly. I lay there, I suppose, about one minute, while the two priests and myself repeated off the placard the prayers inscribed there. These were, for the most part, petitions to Mary to pray. "O Marie," they ended, "concue sans peche, priez pour nous qui avons recours ...
— Lourdes • Robert Hugh Benson

... uncouth shapes and visors, to presage anything that was to come till he was restored to his own first natural and kindly form; just so doth man; for, at his reception of the art of divination and faculty of prognosticating future things, that part in him which is the most divine, to wit, the Nous, or Mens, must be calm, peaceable, untroubled, quiet, still, hushed, and not embusied or distracted with foreign, soul-disturbing perturbations. I am content, quoth Panurge. But, I pray you, sir, must I this evening, ere I go ...
— Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete. • Francois Rabelais

... word, on the authority of Hunter, was considered a technical term in the fourteenth century, as appears in a warrant of John of Gaunt for the repair of Pontefract Castle—"De peres, appeles buldres, a n're dit chastel come nous semblerez resonables pur la ...
— The Sailor's Word-Book • William Henry Smyth

... pois'nous tongue Dares join Leontius' name with fear or falsehood? Have I for this preserv'd my guiltless bosom, Pure as the thoughts of infant innocence? Have I for this defy'd the chiefs of Turkey, Intrepid in the flaming ...
— Dr. Johnson's Works: Life, Poems, and Tales, Volume 1 - The Works Of Samuel Johnson, Ll.D., In Nine Volumes • Samuel Johnson

... presume. Doubtless, Ma'am, every thing must be infinitely novel to you. Our customs, our manners, and les etiquettes de nous autres, can have little very resemblance to those you have been used to. I imagine, Ma'am, your retirement is at no very small distance from ...
— Evelina • Fanny Burney

... goes yet further: Nous ne sommes que ceremonie; la ceremonie nous emporte, et laissons la substance des choses. Nous nous tenons aux branches, et abandonnons le tronc et le corps. Nous avons appris aux dames de rougir, oyans seulement nommer ...
— All for Love • John Dryden

... the water's edge, and called, "Pourquoi est ce que vous ne parlez plus haut? Why don't you speak with an audible voice?" To this interrogation, which implied doubt, the captain answered, with admirable presence of mind, in a soft tone of voice, "Tai toi! nous serons entendues!Hush! we shall be overheard and discovered!" Thus cautioned, the sentry retired without further altercation. The midshipman who piloted the first boat, passing by the landing place in the dark, the same captain, who knew it from his having been posted formerly ...
— The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. - From William and Mary to George II. • Tobias Smollett

... d'etre influences par les prejuges de notre epoque; mais nous sommes libres des prejuges particuliers aux epoques anterieures.—E. NAVILLE, ...
— Lectures on Modern history • Baron John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton

... he went he was eager to increase his knowledge, and, at a ball in Florence, he was observed paying no attention whatever to the ladies, and deep in conversation with the learned Signor Capponi. "Voila un prince dont nous pouvons etre fiers," said the Grand Duke of Tuscany, who was standing by: "la belle danseuse l'attend, ...
— Queen Victoria • Lytton Strachey

... going back with a bad peace or with no peace at all; in either case with the same result: that they would be swept away. Kuehlmann said: 'Ils n'ont que le choix a quelle sauce ils se feront manger.' I answered: 'Tout comme chez nous.' ...
— In the World War • Count Ottokar Czernin

... exceed the agreeableness of the life we led at Tixall. We breakfasted about twelve or later, dined at seven, played at whist and macao the whole evening, and went to bed at different hours between two and four. 'Nous faisions la bonne chere, ce qui ajoute beaucoup a l'agrement de la societe. Je ne dis pas ceci par rapport a mes propres gouts; mais parce que je l'ai observe, et que les philosophes n'y sont pas plus ...
— The Greville Memoirs - A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and King William - IV, Volume 1 (of 3) • Charles C. F. Greville

... the last words of Laplace were, "Ce que nous connaissons est peu de chose; ce que nous ignorons est immense."[4] This looks like a parody on Newton's pebbles:[5] the following is the true account; it comes to me through one remove from Poisson.[6] After the publication (in 1825) of the fifth volume of the ...
— A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II) • Augustus de Morgan

... of insatiate minds Still wants, and wanting seeks, and seeking finds New fuel to increase her rav'nous fire. The grave is sooner cloy'd ...
— The Works of John Bunyan • John Bunyan

... ou quittant la terre pour l'ocean, Je dis, priez Dieu, priez Dieu pour votre enfant. Avant que nous mettre en route je crus revoir, Nina! qui ...
— The Hippodrome • Rachel Hayward

... globe from vegetable germs which fell to earth with the rain. Anaxagoras considered animals higher in the scale than plants, for while the latter participated in pleasure (when they grew) and pain (when they lost their leaves), animals had in addition "Nous." In Empedocles' theory of evolution, the vegetable world preceded the animal. Plato, in the Timaeus, describes the whole organic world as being formed by degradation from man, who is created first. Man sinks first into woman, then into brute form, ...
— Form and Function - A Contribution to the History of Animal Morphology • E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell

... a Koudachew d'aujourd'hui; nous esperons que le Gouvernement aupres duquel. Vous etes accredite partagera notre point de vue et prescrira d'urgence a son Representant a Vienne de se ...
— Why We Are At War (2nd Edition, revised) • Members of the Oxford Faculty of Modern History

... tout en somme; Je congnois coulorez et blesmes; Je congnois mort, qui nous consomme: Je congnois ...
— French Lyrics • Arthur Graves Canfield

... act was again vigorously applauded, that everything was now all right and that we had won the victory. But when shrill whistling was suddenly heard in the second act, Royer the manager turned to me with an air of complete resignation and said, 'Ce sont les Jockeys; nous sommes perdus.' Apparently at the bidding of the Emperor, extensive negotiations had been entered into with these members of the Jockey Club as to the fate of my opera. They had been requested to allow three performances ...
— My Life, Volume II • Richard Wagner

... is here to be understood in the sense of [Greek: akouomenon] as we find [Greek: aisthesis] for [Greek: aistheton], [Greek: nous] for ...
— The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I. • Euripides

... "Nous apprenons, on outre, que S. A. le ministre des finances, meme, a declare, molu proprio, que jusqu'au complet paiement des arrieres dus aux employes, et dans le cas ou il se presenterait une depense de grande importance, prevue meme ...
— The Land of Midian, Vol. 1 • Richard Burton

... with regard to him are scanty and inconclusive. That he was dead when the Trechsels published the book in 1538, must be inferred from the "Epistre" of Jean de Vauzelles, since that "Epistre" expressly refers to "la mort de celluy, qui nous en a icy imagine si elegantes figures"; and without entering into elaborate enquiry as to the exact meaning of "imaginer" in sixteenth-century French, it is obvious that, although the deceased is elsewhere loosely ...
— The Dance of Death • Hans Holbein

... auteurs," says the Baron de Grimm, "qui nous restent de l'antiquite, Plutarque est, sans contredit, celui qui a recueilli le plus de verites de fait et de speculation. Ses oeuvres sont une mine inepuisable de lumieres et de connaissance; c'est vraiment l'encyclopedie des anciens." Memoires ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 27, January, 1860 • Various

... Chateaubriand. She survived the latter only eleven months. Stricken with cholera the following summer, her illness was short, but severe, and her last words to Madame Lenormant, who bent over her, were, "Nous nous ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 84, October, 1864 - A Magazine Of Literature, Art, And Politics • Various

... young and gay, Blooming in thy early May, Never may'st thou, lovely flower, Chilly shrink in sleety shower! Never Boreas' hoary path, Never Eurus' pois'nous breath, Never baleful stellar lights, Taint thee with untimely blights! Never, never reptile thief Riot on thy virgin leaf! Nor even Sol too fiercely view Thy ...
— Poems And Songs Of Robert Burns • Robert Burns

... placing his arm familiarly on the shoulder of a portly personage, whose shaven crown strangely contrasted with a pair of corked moustachios,—"Mosheer l'Abbey, nous sommes freres, et moi, savez-vous, suis eveque,—'pon my life it's true; I might have been Bishop of Saragossa, if I only consented to leave the Twenty-third. Je suis bong Catholique. Lord bless you, if you saw how I loved the nunneries in Spain! J'ai tres jolly souvenirs of ...
— Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2) • Charles Lever

... stable; under the same cover, and in the same apartment, with a parcel of cart-horses. Mr. Van Braam's own words are, "Nous voil donc notre arrive dans la clbre residence impriale, logs dans une espce d'curie. Nous serions nous ...
— Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey thr • John Barrow

... jours sans nuit Bientot il nous destine; Mais ces longs jours Seront trop courts, Passes pres ...
— Life of Lord Byron, With His Letters And Journals, Vol. 5 (of 6) • (Lord Byron) George Gordon Byron

... In 1790 Madame de Stael, then at Coppet, wrote: "Nous possedons dans ce chateau M. Gibbon, l'ancien amoreux de ma mere, celui qui voulait l'epouser. Quand je le vois, je me demande si je serais nee de son union avec ma mere: je me reponds que non et qu'il suffisait de mon pere seul ...
— Historical Essays • James Ford Rhodes

... I do not. It is bad enough as it is, entre nous; and Nelson is very welcome to stay on board his Foudroyant; voila!—The enemy is in council; we shall soon hear from them. Adieu, mon ami; remember ...
— The Wing-and-Wing - Le Feu-Follet • J. Fenimore Cooper

... [9] "Nous n'avons pas ete moins saisis d'etonnement a la vue de l'innombrable quantite de pierres de touts grandeurs, bouleversees les unes sur les autres, et cependent rangees, comme si elles avoient ete amoncelees negligemment pour remplir des ravins. On ne se lassoit pas ...
— The Voyage of the Beagle • Charles Darwin

... the national guard who had been present during the whole of the battle of the 10th, said to me, "La journee a ete un peu forte, nous avons eu plus de quinze cens des notres de tues," (the day was rather warm; we have had more than fifteen hundred of our own people killed.) This was confirmed by many more of the officers there, ...
— A Trip to Paris in July and August 1792 • Richard Twiss

... of them and him known to all reviewers who, however, mostly mangle it. In the Biographie Universelle of Michaud[FN206] we find:—Dans les deux premiers volumes de ces contes l'exorde etait toujours, "Ma chere soeur, si vous ne dormez pas, faites-nous un de ces contes que vous savez." Quelques jeunes gens, ennuyes de cette plate uniformite, allerent une nuit qu'il faisait tres-grand froid, frapper a la porte de l'auteur, qui courut en chemise a sa fenetre. Apres l'avoir fait ...
— The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Volume 10 • Richard F. Burton

... The entire passage from which these words are taken is to be found in Froissart's chronicles, and it runs as follows, the spelling being modernized: 'Que nous etions rejouis quand nous chevaussions a l'aventure et que nous pouvions trouver sur le champ un riche prieur ou marchand ou des mulets de Montpellier, de Narbonne, de Carcassone, de Limoux, de Beziers, de Toulouse, charges de draps, de brunelles, de pelleterie, venant de la foire de Landit, ...
— Wanderings by southern waters, eastern Aquitaine • Edward Harrison Barker

... An insect, of what clime I can't determine, That lifts its paws most parson-like, and thence, By simple savages—through sheer pretense— Is reckoned quite a saint among the vermin. But where's the reverence, or where the nous, To ride on one's religion through the lobby, Whether as stalking-horse or hobby, To show its pious ...
— The Humourous Poetry of the English Language • James Parton

... avons veu par vos lectres l'advertissement qu'avez donne soubz main a Madame la princesse nostre cousine, affin qu'elle ne se laisse forcompter par ceulx qui luy persuadent qu'elle se haste de se declairer pour royne, que nous a semble tres bien pour les raisons et considerations touschez en vosdictes lectres.—The Emperor to the Ambassadors: ...
— The Reign of Mary Tudor • James Anthony Froude

... no, I do not; I do appear the same, the same Evadne Drest in the shames I liv'd in; the same monster: But these are names of honour, to what I am; I do present myself the foulest creature Most pois'nous, dang'rous, and despis'd of men, Lerna e'er bred, or Nilus: I am hell, Till you, my dear lord, shoot your light into me The beams of your forgiveness: I am soul-sick; And wither with the fear of one condemn'd, Till I have got ...
— A History of English Literature - Elizabethan Literature • George Saintsbury

... nature aime a se cacher, ont servi de guide a notre philosophe pour parvenir a des connoissances plus interessantes. Par la matiere et l'arrangement de ces compositions il pretend avoir reconnu quelle est la veritable origine de ce globe que nous habitons, comment et par qui il a ...
— Lay Sermons, Addresses and Reviews • Thomas Henry Huxley

... artifices, of all romantic schools, are "local colour" and "the picturesque." "Vers l'an de grace 1827," writes Prosper Merimee, "j'etais romantique. Nous disions aux classiques; vos Grecs ne sont pas des Grecs, vos Romains ne sont pas des Romains; vous ne savez pas donner a vos compositions la couleur locale. Point de salut sans la couleur ...
— A History of English Romanticism in the Nineteenth Century • Henry A. Beers

... feel a burning shame that I should have desecrated the delightful moments I passed by your side by such trivial complaints about the misery of German politics. What have we to do with politics? What do we care if Germany is going to be ruined? Apres nous le deluge! Let us enjoy the bliss of ...
— LOUISA OF PRUSSIA AND HER TIMES • Louise Muhlbach

... here spoken of are of course the nobles, who had grasped all the political power and almost all the wealth of the nation, and, imitating the proud language of Louis XIV, could, without exaggeration, have said: "L'etat c'est nous." As for the king and the commonalty, the one had been deprived of almost all his prerogatives, and the other had become a rightless rabble of wretched peasants, impoverished burghers, and chaffering Jews. Rousseau, in his Considerations sur le gouvernement de Pologne, ...
— Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician - Volume 1-2, Complete • Frederick Niecks

... text-books compiled from the results of past experience the military student reads that armies divide to march and concentrate to fight. 'Nous avons change tout cela.' Here we concentrate to march and disperse to fight. I asked General Hildyard what formation his brigade was in. He replied, 'Formation for taking advantage of ant-heaps.' This is a valuable ...
— London to Ladysmith via Pretoria • Winston Spencer Churchill

... him, or else, he! he! he!—Of course you know Napoleon's estimate of Mezzofante; he sent for the linguist from motives of curiosity, and after some discourse with him, told him that he might depart; then turning to some of his generals he observed, "Nous avons eu ici un exemple qu'un homme peut avoir beaucoup de paroles avec ...
— Lavengro - The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest • George Borrow

... la publication officielle de l'acte intitule: 'acte pour empecher l'introduction des personnes de couleur libres dans cet Etat, et pour d'autres objets.' Il est trop long pour que nous puissons le publier, nous en ...
— A Ramble of Six Thousand Miles through the United States of America • S. A. Ferrall

... verses from Heine, and three bitter stanzas on the text from Balzac:—"Vous nous promettiez le bonheur, et finissiez par nous jeter dans une precipice;" but not one tender word applied to a woman throughout the book. It was certainly strange; and Lettice felt that her ...
— Name and Fame - A Novel • Adeline Sergeant

... Prince George might possibly try to name a successor—we have even understood that he already considers doing so—that this, indeed, is the price he has agreed to pay the Emperor for his support—though this, of course, is strictly entre nous. You see ...
— Affairs of State • Burton E. Stevenson

... certainly the greatest part, of which I was already apprised of. Just now I saw Dedel, who told me again that Neumann had said to him, 'Plut a Dieu que le Sultan acceptat les dernieres propositions de Mehemet Ali, car cela nous tirerait d'un grand embarras.' Neumann is a time- serving dog, for he holds quite different language to the Palmerstons, and to them complains of Holland House, and ...
— The Greville Memoirs (Second Part) - A Journal of the Reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1852 - (Volume 1 of 3) • Charles C. F. Greville

... going on. Pitiful was the spectacle presented by the disbanded soldiers as they rushed down the Chaussee du Maine. Many had flung away their weapons. Some went on dejectedly; others burst into wine-shops, demanded drink with threats, and presently emerged swearing, cursing and shouting, "Nous sommes trahis!" Riderless horses went by, instinctively following the men, and here and there one saw a bewildered and indignant officer, whose orders were scouted with jeers. The whole scene was of evil augury for ...
— My Days of Adventure - The Fall of France, 1870-71 • Ernest Alfred Vizetelly

... the recent events the British Government would have immediately effected a disembarkment in Belgium (chez nous) even if we had not asked ...
— Current History, A Monthly Magazine - The European War, March 1915 • New York Times

... rather humidity, was the origin of all things, though he allowed mind or intellect (nous) to be the impelling principle. And one of his arguments in favour of humidity, as rendered to us by Plutarch and Stobaeus, is pretty nearly as follows: —"Because fire, even in the sun and the stars, is nourished by vapours proceeding ...
— Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete • Edward Bulwer-Lytton

... while with his mother in the cave in which they were hiding from Nimrod, he asked his mother, "Who is my God?" and she replied, "It is I." "And who is thy God?" he inquired farther. "Thy father" (547.69). Hence also we derive the declaration of Du Vair, "Nous devons tenir nos peres comme des dieux en terre," and the statement of another French writer, of whom Westermarck says: "Bodin wrote, in the later part of the sixteenth century, that, though the monarch commands his subjects, the master his disciples, the captain his soldiers, there is none to ...
— The Child and Childhood in Folk-Thought • Alexander F. Chamberlain

... term when your meaning can be as well expressed in English. Instead of blase, use surfeited, or wearied; for cortege use procession for couleur de rose, rose-color; for dejeuner, breakfast; for employe, employee; for en route, on the way; for entre nous, between ourselves; for fait accompli, an accomplished fact; for in toto, wholly, entirely; for penchant, inclination; for raison d'etre, reason for existence; for recherche, choice, refined; for role, part; for soiree ...
— Slips of Speech • John H. Bechtel

... the Americains" (they were chiefly Irish) "roun' my 'ouse been tellin' me, long time, 'Le Boss goin' bounce Fidele.' Me, I laugh w'en they say so. I say, 'Le Boss? C'est un creature d'imagination, pour nous effrayer,' you know, make us scart 'C'est un loup-garou,' you know,—w'at make 'fraid li'l chil'ren. That's w'at I tell them. I thing then you would n't been ...
— In Madeira Place - 1887 • Heman White Chaplin

... "Gar a nous, mon p'tit, Jacques. In Finistere a stranger is a suspect. Since earliest times they have done us harm in Finistere. The strangers—God knows what centuries of ...
— Barbarians • Robert W. Chambers

... fallait me faire descendre la bas!—la bas! la! la! nom de Dieu!"—"Plait-il?" said the conducteur as he came round to the door, taking his pipe out of his mouth, "qu'est ce que vous voulez, M'sieur?"—"Je vous avais dit qu'il fallait me faire descendre chez M. Dubois, et maintenant nous voila a——ou sommes-nous, par exemple?" "Imbecile! il y a encore trois bonnes lieues a la Pissotte!" and the angry conducteur, who had been roused from his sleep, and climbed over and round the lumbering vehicle ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 356, June, 1845 • Various

... Marivaux's heroine, the list is also rich in Jean-Jacques, whose "gout vif pour les dejeuners," this Amphitryon often extolled, quoting with approval Rousseau's opinion that "C'est le temps de la journee ou nous sommes le plus tranquilles, ou nous causons le plus a noire aise." Another of his favourite authors was Manzoni, whose Promessi Sposi he was inclined to think he would rather have written than all Scott's novels; and he never tired of reading Louis Racine's Memoires ...
— De Libris: Prose and Verse • Austin Dobson

... s'addresse, car on ne croit pas par masse, on croit chacun pour soi. L'individu reste donc toujours juge, et juge inevitable de l'autorite intellectuelle qu'il accepte, ou de celle qui s'offre a lui. Nous n'avons pas a examiner si cette disposition constitutive de l'esprit humain est bonne ou mauvaise; la seule question que l'on en fait est vaine et sterile. Nous sommes necessairement amenes par l'observation physchologique ...
— Modern Atheism under its forms of Pantheism, Materialism, Secularism, Development, and Natural Laws • James Buchanan

... cette assemblee, que le vaisseau de l'etat, loin d'etre arrete dans sa course, s'elanceroit avec plus de rapidite que jamais vers sa regeneration,—M. Barnave, riant avec lui, quand des flots de sang couloient autour de nous,—le vertueux Mounier[A] echappant par miracle a vingt assassins, qui avoient voulu faire de sa tete un trophee de plus: Voila ce qui me fit jurer de ne plus mettre le pied dans cette caverne d'Antropophages [The National Assembly], ou je n'avois plus de force ...
— The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. III. (of 12) • Edmund Burke

... said that the Japanese fleets and armies had no misgiving as to the result of the struggle; they felt able, against such opponents, to do anything and go anywhere—"aussi loin que mer et terre puissent nous mener," ...
— Under the Dragon Flag - My Experiences in the Chino-Japanese War • James Allan

... exception me semble apparaitre dans les faits nombreux que j'ai observes et conduire a envisager sous un nouveau jour la vie vegetale; si je ne m'abuse, tout ce que dans les tissus vegetaux la vue directe ou amplifiee nous permet de discerner sous la forme de cellules et de vaisseaux, ne represente autre chose que les enveloppes protectrices, les reservoirs et les conduits, a l'aide desquels les corps animes qui les secretent et les faconnent, se logent, puisent et charrient ...
— Discourses - Biological and Geological Essays • Thomas H. Huxley

... petit comite, and abused the people who are gone. You have your turn, mon cher; but why not? Do you suppose I fancy my friends haven't found out my little faults and peculiarities? And as I can't help it, I let myself be executed, and offer up my oddities de bonne grace. Entre nous, Brother Hobson Newcome is a good fellow, but a vulgar fellow; and his wife—his wife exactly ...
— The Newcomes • William Makepeace Thackeray

... "a chacun une ecaille, Des sottises d'autrui nous vivons au Palais; Messieurs, l'huitre etoit bonne. ...
— Familiar Quotations • John Bartlett

... "My men grow mut'nous day by day; My men grow ghastly wan and weak." The stout mate thought of home; a spray Of salt wave wash'd his swarthy cheek. "What shall I say, brave Admiral, If we sight naught but seas at dawn?" "Why, you shall say, at break of day: 'Sail on! ...
— Poems Every Child Should Know - The What-Every-Child-Should-Know-Library • Various

... et perdre patience, Il est mal-a-propos: Vouloir ce que Dieu veut, est la seule science Qui nous met en repos." ...
— Notes & Queries, No. 37. Saturday, July 13, 1850 • Various



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