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  • He lived at the time of Louis XIV, who had assembled all power in his own hands.†   (source)
  • Nowadays we would call Louis XIV's rule lawless and arbitrary.†   (source)
  • During his time there had been a rule of 'enlightened despotism,' similar to that in the reign of Louis XIV almost a hundred years earlier.†   (source)
  • And they were opponents of Louis XIV.†   (source)
  • We were alone in his room in the governor's suite, a room of white walls and gold paneling, heavy mirrors hung on silk hawsers, a Louis XIV bed.†   (source)
  • He filled his pages with homey accounts of the daily life of the Egyptian housekeeper, the Roman shoe-cobbler, the mistress of Louis XIV, what they ate, how they washed, where they shopped and what effect their buildings had upon their existence.†   (source)
  • Louis XIV. had gold embroidered caryatides fifteen feet high in his apartment.†   (source)
  • I was Louis XIV and you were one of my—my—(Changing his tone.†   (source)
  • Hartwell's pine table took its place in front of the fleur-de-lys-strewn throne of Louis XIV.†   (source)
  • —the French of the age of Louis XIV, or their descendants of the present day?†   (source)
  • But why did it not react on Louis XIV or on Louis XV—why should it react just on Louis XVI?†   (source)
  • Nevertheless, Voltaire said of this city, that "before Louis XIV.†   (source)
  • He had just passed by the pavilion in which ten years later Louis XIV was born.†   (source)
  • It would have been impossible for the sycophants of Louis XIV to flatter more dexterously.†   (source)
  • Such was this war, made by the princes descended from Louis XIV.†   (source)
  • Does it serve any purpose to ungild the crown of Louis XIV.†   (source)
  • In the eighteenth, having reposed for a long time at the Court of Louis XIV.†   (source)
  • Danton against Louis XIV. is insurrection; Hebert against Danton is revolt.†   (source)
  • The mud spread in cross-form over the Place des Victoires, where stands the statue of Louis XIV.†   (source)
  • M. Gillenormand's attire was not the habit of Louis XIV. nor yet that of Louis XVI.†   (source)
  • …in a small country town, by doing no more than yield whole-hearted obedience to her own irresistible eccentricities, and to a spirit of mischief engendered by the utter idleness of her existence, could see, without ever having given a thought to Louis XIV, the most trivial occupations of her daily life, her morning toilet, her luncheon, her afternoon nap, assume, by virtue of their despotic singularity, something of the interest that was to be found in what Saint-Simon used to call the…†   (source)
  • There was the Odeon quite near them, and Philip soon shared his friend's passion for the tragedians of Louis XIV and the sonorous Alexandrine.†   (source)
  • Here, homeless and friendless, after thirty-seven years of bitter captivity, perished a noble stranger, natural son of Louis XIV.†   (source)
  • Joan of Arc, Heloise, Agnes Sorel, the beautiful Ferroniere, and Clemence Isaure stood out to her like comets in the dark immensity of heaven, where also were seen, lost in shadow, and all unconnected, St. Louis with his oak, the dying Bayard, some cruelties of Louis XI, a little of St. Bartholomew's Day, the plume of the Bearnais, and always the remembrance of the plates painted in honour of Louis XIV.†   (source)
  • It is told that the Duc d'Antin removed in a single night a whole avenue of trees that annoyed Louis XIV.†   (source)
  • It would seem that the men of the age of Louis XIV attached very exaggerated importance to those details, which may be perceived in the study, but which escape attention on the stage.†   (source)
  • Was it not Louis XIV.†   (source)
  • Louis XIV absorbed all the smaller stars of his court in his own vast radiance; but his father, a sun PLURIBUS IMPAR, left his personal splendor to each of his favorites, his individual value to each of his courtiers.†   (source)
  • It was the Dutch navigator Tasman who discovered this group in 1643, the same year the Italian physicist Torricelli invented the barometer and King Louis XIV ascended the French throne.†   (source)
  • Louis XI and Louis XIV reduced every rank beneath the throne to the same subjection; Louis XV descended, himself and all his Court, into the dust.†   (source)
  • To this, modern history laboriously replies either that Napoleon was a great genius, or that Louis XIV was very proud, or that certain writers wrote certain books.†   (source)
  • "It might be so under the Bourbons, but at present"— "It has always been so, my dear Morrel, since the reign of Louis XIV.†   (source)
  • You're aware of the fact that in those days your King Louis XIV thought an imperial gesture would suffice to humble the Pyrenees in the dust, so he inflicted his grandson, the Duke of Anjou, on the Spaniards.†   (source)
  • To this question historians reply that Louis XIV's activity, contrary to the program, reacted on Louis XVI.†   (source)
  • * Elisabeth de Rossan, Marquise de Ganges, was one of the famous women of the court of Louis XIV. where she was known as "La Belle Provencale."†   (source)
  • It is impossible to imagine a more completely central government than that which existed in France under Louis XIV.†   (source)
  • …then, to tell them that at the moment at which, discouraged by so many fruitless investigations, we were about to abandon our search, we at length found, guided by the counsels of our illustrious friend Paulin Paris, a manuscript in folio, endorsed 4772 or 4773, we do not recollect which, having for title, "Memoirs of the Comte de la Fere, Touching Some Events Which Passed in France Toward the End of the Reign of King Louis XIII and the Commencement of the Reign of King Louis XIV."†   (source)
  • It is certain that during the reign of Louis XIV the great bulk of the nation was devotedly attached to the form of government which, at that time, governed the community.†   (source)
  • —are you going to make me ring a second time for the carriage?" asked Monte Cristo, in the same tone that Louis XIV. pronounced the famous, "I have been almost obliged to wait."†   (source)
  • Then listen: "Louis XIV was a very proud and self-confident man; he had such and such mistresses and such and such ministers and he ruled France badly.†   (source)
  • A short time ago, while making researches in the Royal Library for my History of Louis XIV, I stumbled by chance upon the Memoirs of M. d'Artagnan, printed—as were most of the works of that period, in which authors could not tell the truth without the risk of a residence, more or less long, in the Bastille—at Amsterdam, by Pierre Rouge.†   (source)
  • In the year 1775, M. de Malesherbes, speaking in the name of the Cour des Aides, said to Louis XIV:— *d [Footnote d: See "Memoires pour servir a l'Histoire du Droit Public de la France en matiere d'impots," p.654, printed at Brussels in 1779.†   (source)
  • Here are the palaces of Louis XIV.†   (source)
  • Nevertheless, the administration was much less centralized under Louis XIV. than it is at the present day.†   (source)
  • , at the Val-deGrace: a crushed and squat architecture, with vaults like basket-handles, and something indescribably pot-bellied in the column, and thickset in the dome;—the Paris of Louis XIV.†   (source)
  • The central power to which the Revolution gave birth made more rapid advances than any of its predecessors, because it was stronger and wiser than they had been; Louis XIV committed the welfare of such communities to the caprice of an intendant; Napoleon left them to that of the Minister.†   (source)
  • In our days the republican principle rules in America, as the monarchical principle did in France under Louis XIV.†   (source)
  • If the conditions under which power is entrusted consist in the wealth, freedom, and enlightenment of the people, how is it that Louis XIV and Ivan the Terrible end their reigns tranquilly, while Louis XVI and Charles I are executed by their people?†   (source)
  • It may be affirmed that the writers of the age of Louis XIV would not have used these expressions: they would never have thought of using the word "equality" without applying it to some particular object; and they would rather have renounced the term altogether than have consented to make a living personage of it.†   (source)
  • M. de Senonville, the governor of Canada, wrote thus to Louis XIV in 1685: "It has long been believed that in order to civilize the savages we ought to draw them nearer to us.†   (source)
  • Is the ferment of the peoples of the west at the end of the eighteenth century and their drive eastward explained by the activity of Louis XIV, XV, and XVI, their mistresses and ministers, and by the lives of Napoleon, Rousseau, Diderot, Beaumarchais, and others?†   (source)
  • , that indefatigable worker, who so largely began the demolition of the feudal edifice, continued by Richelieu and Louis XIV. for the profit of royalty, and finished by Mirabeau for the benefit of the people,—Louis XI. had certainly made an effort to break this network of seignories which covered Paris, by throwing violently across them all two or three troops of general police.†   (source)
  • Works have been published in the proudest nations of the Old World expressly intended to censure the vices and deride the follies of the times; Labruyere inhabited the palace of Louis XIV when he composed his chapter upon the Great, and Moliere criticised the courtiers in the very pieces which were acted before the Court.†   (source)
  • It took the old king Charles X. from beneath that dais which had sheltered Louis XIV. and set him gently on the ground.†   (source)
  • In reading the criticisms which were occasioned by the dramatic productions of the age of Louis XIV, one is surprised to remark the great stress which the public laid on the probability of the plot, and the importance which was attached to the perfect consistency of the characters, and to their doing nothing which could not be easily explained and understood.†   (source)
  • Those who hope to revive the monarchy of Henry IV or of Louis XIV, appear to me to be afflicted with mental blindness; and when I consider the present condition of several European nations—a condition to which all the others tend—I am led to believe that they will soon be left with no other alternative than democratic liberty, or the tyranny of the Caesars.†   (source)
  • , came to pay the latter a visit under the name of the Count de Ruppin, he was received by the descendant of Louis XIV. somewhat as though he had been the Marquis de Brandebourg, and with the most delicate impertinence.†   (source)
  • , of Richelieu, of Louis XIV.†   (source)
  • This silhouette has not yet entirely disappeared—for those who regard with melancholy that vague swarm of shadows which is called the past— from the labyrinth of streets in the vicinity of the Temple to which, under Louis XIV.†   (source)
  • After traversing a hundred paces, skirting a wall of the fifteenth century, surmounted by a pointed gable, with bricks set in contrast, he found himself before a large door of arched stone, with a rectilinear impost, in the sombre style of Louis XIV.†   (source)
  • At the death of Francois I., the national debt of France amounted to an income of thirty thousand livres; at the death of Louis XIV. it was two milliards, six hundred millions, at twenty-eight livres the mark, which was equivalent in 1760, according to Desmarets, to four milliards, five hundred millions, which would to-day be equivalent to twelve milliards.†   (source)
  • In addition to a library adjoining his chamber, he had a boudoir of which he thought a great deal, a gallant and elegant retreat, with magnificent hangings of straw, with a pattern of flowers and fleurs-de-lys made on the galleys of Louis XIV. and ordered of his convicts by M. de Vivonne for his mistress.†   (source)
  • Under Louis XIV.†   (source)
  • …classic, is no longer spoken except by the official orators of magistracy, to whom it is suited on account of its grave sonorousness and its majestic stride; a tongue in which a husband is called a consort, and a woman a spouse; Paris, the centre of art and civilization; the king, the monarch; Monseigneur the Bishop, a sainted pontiff; the district-attorney, the eloquent interpreter of public prosecution; the arguments, the accents which we have just listened to; the age of Louis XIV.†   (source)
  • Under Louis XIV tables, around potted palms, up stairways, around corners, down stairways, into the main lobby, picking up other people as we went.†   (source)
  • In the year 1685, the state of Genoa having offended Louis XIV.†   (source)
  • They had furious contests with England for the dominion of the sea, and were among the most persevering and most implacable of the opponents of Louis XIV.†   (source)
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