Duke of Saint-Simon (Fr.: duc de Saint-Simon) was a noble title in the peerage of France that was held by a father and son in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The latter, Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, has been immortalized as one of the greatest diarists in European history. [mehr][weniger]
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It was late one clear moonlight night in the spring of 17--, when three silent figures emerged from the woodland darkness and struck across the wide extent of rank grass which yet separated us from the bay. [mehr][weniger]
It is fitting that old men, even those whose trade is war, should end their days in peace, yet it galls me grievously to sit idly here by the fire, in this year of grace 1746, while great things go on in the world about me.
The feeble hound at my feet, stretching his crippled limbs to the blaze, dreams of the chase, and bays delighted in his sleep. [mehr][weniger]