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Suisse   /swɪs/  /swis/   Listen

A landlocked federal republic in central Europe.  Synonyms: Schweiz, Svizzera, Swiss Confederation, Switzerland.

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"Suisse" Quotes from Famous Books

... these, the charms of Chamonix, sweeter far than words can tell, At the witching hour of twilight doth my memory love to dwell. Ye, who ne'er have known the rapture, the unutterable bliss Of Savoy's sequestered valleys, and the mountains of La Suisse; The mosquitos of Martigny; the confusion of Sierre; The dirt of Visp or Minister, and the odours everywhere: Ye, who ne'er from Monte Rosa have surveyed Italia's plain, Till you wonder if you ever will get safely down again; Ye, who ne'er have stood on tip-toe on a 'knife-like snow-arete,' ...
— Sagittulae, Random Verses • E. W. Bowling

... shone like stars, and even in her plain white Suisse gown, without an ornament except the rings upon her fingers, there was a sort of regal splendor about her that made every eye turn to watch her as she entered. After Mrs. Phelps had greeted them all with evident pleasure at having them for neighbors, they found an easy-chair for Madame, where ...
— Joyce's Investments - A Story for Girls • Fannie E. Newberry

... Government and is in the Museum at Neuchatel. In 1903 the city of Geneva commissioned her to paint a portrait of Philippe Plantamour, which is in the Museum Mon-Repos, at Geneva. Member of the Societe des Beaux-Arts of Lausanne, Societe des Femmes peintres et sculpteurs de la Suisse romande, Societe de l'exposition permanente des Beaux-Arts, Geneva. Born at Payerne, Canton de Vaud. Studied at Geneva under M. Hebert and Barthelmy Menn, ...
— Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D. • Clara Erskine Clement

... Ecclesiarum Zelandicarum nomine, missae sunt ad nos Literae, ut eas communis totius Ecclesiae vestrae Religicae voluntatis restes suisse interpretaremur, effecit benevolentia vestra tot tantisque officiis nobis spectata: Quam sententiam nobis confirmarunt ea quae copiose clarissimus Eques D. Archibadus Jonsto nus Varistonus in soro ...
— The Acts Of The General Assemblies of the Church of Scotland

... forced into another direction, his cheerfulness began insensibly to return. Natalie looked so beautiful, too, and the affection betwixt the two young sisters was so pleasant to behold! And they spent a couple of hours wandering about with Hortense, who was almost as well informed as the Suisse, till the brazen doors were open which admitted them to the royal vault. Satisfied, at length, with what they had seen, they began to think of returning to the inn, the more especially as De Chaulieu, who had not eaten a morsel ...
— Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 3, August, 1850. • Various

... Charles Dilke during the next four days discussed with the French Foreign Office and with Gambetta (who had written on September 28th to say, "Je reviendrai expres de Suisse pour vous vous en causer a fond"), not only commercial negotiations, but also Turkish finance and the affairs of Greece. According to Lord Edmond Fitzmaurice, the interests of Greece were at this time suffering because Barthelemy Saint-Hilaire ...
— The Life of the Rt. Hon. Sir Charles W. Dilke V1 • Stephen Gwynn

... near Novomoskovsk, and make the best of the poor accommodation they could procure. The next morning, somewhat refreshed by rest, they went forwards to Iekaterinoslav, where they happily met with a clean inn, the Hotel Suisse, kept by a German. ...
— Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel • John Yeardley

... Park, is full of attraction to the student of English literature. Early in the present century St. Dunstan's was inhabited by the Lord Steyne of Thackeray's 'Vanity Fair,' and it was here that the orgies took place which resulted in the sensational trial of Nicholas Suisse, the confidant of Lord Hertford. The library at St. Dunstan's is a lofty, well-lighted room of about 28 feet by 20 feet, and the bookcases are made of Thuya wood from Australia, a wood which is exceedingly ...
— The Book-Hunter in London - Historical and Other Studies of Collectors and Collecting • William Roberts

... state-papers; among them, one relating to a point of contested right to which recent events have given fresh significance: "Trait: Sommaire du Droit de Frdric I. Roi de Prusse la Souverainet de Neufchtel et de Vallengin en Suisse." ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. II, No. 8, June 1858 • Various

... Grutli et Guillaume Tell, ou defense de la tradition vulgaire sur les origines de la confederation suisse. ...
— Myths and Myth-Makers - Old Tales and Superstitions Interpreted by Comparative Mythology • John Fiske

... of Prussia has had the victory, which you in some measure foretold; and as he has taken 'la caisse militaire', I presume 'Messieurs les Russes sont hors de combat pour cette campagne'; for 'point d'argent, point de Suisse', is not truer of the laudable Helvetic body, than 'point d'argent, point de Russe', is of the savages of the Two Russias, not even excepting the Autocratrice of them both. Serbelloni, I believe, stands next ...
— The PG Edition of Chesterfield's Letters to His Son • The Earl of Chesterfield

... paltry views. Ah, me! short-sighted were the fools, And false, aye false, the hireling tools. Was it such sycophants to get Corruption swelled the public debt? This motto would not shine amiss— Write, "Point d'argent et point de Suisse." ...
— Fables of John Gay - (Somewhat Altered) • John Gay

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