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Premiere  adj.  First; chief; as, a premiere danseuse.






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... severe trial, but, as the French might say, "Ce n'est pas que la premiere huitre qui coute." Afterward Weber would groan, "Alas, why did I ever teach you ...
— The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 1 • Rupert Hughes

... is already known through a translation into French by VENTURI. Compare his 'Essai sur les ouvrages physico-mathmatiques de L. da Vinci avec des fragments tirs de ses Manuscrits, apports de l'Italie. Lu a la premiere classe de l'Institut national des Sciences et ...
— The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete • Leonardo Da Vinci

... (Avec contentement.) Je vais danser, ma tante, je vais danser ... (Gaiement.) et puis je tacherai de me corriger ... et la premiere fois que je danserai avec lui ... ce qui ne tardera pas, je ...
— Bataille De Dames • Eugene Scribe and Ernest Legouve

... a la ferveur premiere, Droit et seul sous un flot antique de lumiere, Lys! et l'un de ...
— Against The Grain • Joris-Karl Huysmans

... comment j'ai connu Fleeming Jenkin! C'etait en Mai 1878. Nous etions tous deux membres du jury de l'Exposition Universelle. On n'avait rien fait qui vaille a la premiere seance de notre classe, qui avait eu lieu le matin. Tout le monde avait parle et reparle pour ne rien dire. Cela durait depuis huit heures; il etait midi. Je demandai la parole pour une motion d'ordre, et je proposai que la seance fut levee a la condition que chaque membre francais, ...
— Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin • Robert Louis Stevenson

... excellent impression. Herr Ander, too, had appeared on the scene, but without knowing a single note of the music or attempting to sing it. Both my princely friends, as well as Fraulein Couqui, the premiere danseuse, who singularly enough had attended the rehearsal on the sly, overwhelmed me with enthusiastic marks of admiration. Hearing of my ardent desire for retirement in order to go on with the composition of a new work, the Metternichs one day suggested ...
— My Life, Volume II • Richard Wagner

... of Appeal or Cour d'Appel; Court of the First Instance or Tribunal de Premiere Instance; Court of ...
— The 2003 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency

... s'est pas souvenu que M. Le Sage, en avoit insere une partie dans son Diable Boiteux, l'a traduite de nouveau avec assez de liberte, mais pourtant en s'ecartant moins de l'original, et l'a inseree dans sa premiere partie a peu pres telle qu'elle se lit dans l'original Espagnol. Mais M. Le Sage l'a traitee avec de grands changements, c'est sa maniere d'embellir extremement tout ce qu'il emprunte des Espagnols. C'est ainsi qu'il ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 55, No. 344, June, 1844 • Various

... other, there were some points of resemblance between them, and they harmonize in their love for a common master, Rousseau has written of Plutarch as Montaigne felt,—"Dans le petit nombre de livres que je lis quelquefois encore, Plutarque est celui qui m'attache et me profite le plus. Ce fut la premiere lecture de mon enfance, et sera la derniere de ma vieillesse; c'est presque le seul auteur que je n'ai jamais lu sans en tirer quelque fruit."[J] Plutarch's Lives was one of the few books recommended ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 27, January, 1860 • Various

... le vis, pour la premiere fois, en 1859, a la table de l'hotel d'Angleterre, a Francfort, c'etait deja un vieillard, a l'oeil d'un bleu vif et limpide, a la levre mince et legerement sarcastique, autour de laquelle errait un fin sourire, et dont le vaste front, estompe ...
— Essays of Schopenhauer • Arthur Schopenhauer

... il est compose, a mesure qu'ils s'eloignent de la haute ligne orientale perdent graduellement de leur hauteur et de leur continuite; le plus occidentales ne forment pas, comme la premiere, des chaines de montagnes elevee et non interrompues; ce sont des monticules allonges il est vrai, mais isoles ou qui du moins ne sont unis que par ...
— Theory of the Earth, Volume 2 (of 4) • James Hutton

... Contes Plaisants Annamites traduits en Francais pour la premiere fois par Abel Des ...
— The Science of Fairy Tales - An Inquiry into Fairy Mythology • Edwin Sidney Hartland

... was evident that a premiere was to be given. All the members of the company appeared earlier, dressed and made up more carefully than usual and only Krzykiewicz, as was his custom, paraded about the dressing-room and the stage half-dressed with his rouge ...
— The Comedienne • Wladyslaw Reymont

... away was a hospital—what the French call an ambulance de premiere ligne, contrived out of a factory. This was the hospital nearest to the trenches in that region, and the wounded come to it direct from the dressing-stations which lie immediately behind the trenches. When a man falls, or men fall, the automobile is telephoned for, and it arrives ...
— Over There • Arnold Bennett

... noble maison qu'eux, on qui les deuancent de beaucoup en age, & sont honorez du degre de Doctorat; quoy qu'ils n'exercent aucune charge publique; Et bien plus, ils leur doiuent d'abord remettre la premiere place qu'il leur auoient defere, & en suitte auec modestie, receuoir ...
— George Washington's Rules of Civility - Traced to their Sources and Restored by Moncure D. Conway • Moncure D. Conway

... menent les affaires humaines. Je veux seulement que l'egalite en politique consiste a etre egalement libre.—TOCQUEVILLE, 10th September 1856. Mme. Swetchine, i. 455. On peut concevoir une legislation tres simple, lorsqu'on voudra en ecarter tout ce qui est arbitraire, ne consulter que les deux premiere lois de la liberte et de la propriete, et ne point admettre de lois positives qui ne tirent leur raison de ces deux lois souveraines de la justice essentielle et absolue. LETROSNE, Vues sur la Justice Criminelle, 16. Summa enim libertas est, ad optimum recta ...
— Lectures on Modern history • Baron John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton

... stakes posted on both colours. He, however, does not take the money, but removes it to the middle line, and the players may change the venue of their stakes if they please. This is called the first "prison," or la premiere prison, and, if they win their next event, they draw the entire stake. In case of another "refait," the money is removed into the third line, which is called the second prison. So you see that there are wheels within wheels, and Lord Chancellor ...
— The Gaming Table: Its Votaries and Victims - Volume I (of II) • Andrew Steinmetz

... et Hamilton comme les trois plus grands hommes de notre epoque, et si je devais me prononcer entre les trois, je donnerais sans hesiter la premiere place a Hamilton. Il ...
— The Conqueror • Gertrude Franklin Atherton

... Hart, le plus complet en son genre que nous connaissions en France, est divise en quinze sections ou chapitres. Dans la premiere section, l'auteur a essaye de tracer une histoire hypothetique du violon, histoire malheureusement impossible a faire a cause de son obscurite. Le chapitre consacre a la construction est plus solide. Puis viennent l'examen des procedes des luthiers des differentes ...
— The Violin - Its Famous Makers and Their Imitators • George Hart

... family was, but his name was Higgins. His neighbour was an exceedingly tall, large-boned Frenchman, with a long nose and a red riband, who was much seen at Frascati's, and had served under Napoleon. Then came another lady, extremely pretty, very piquante, and very gay, but past the premiere jeunesse, who ogled Mr. Love more than she did any of his guests: she was called Rosalie Caumartin, and was at the head of a large bon-bon establishment; married, but her husband had gone four years ago to the ...
— Night and Morning, Complete • Edward Bulwer-Lytton

... allegiance to Edward, could have challenged all mankind to win my love; and this wicked, wayward, faithless heart kept silent till you spoke, and then it uttered such a fearful sound! And yet I don't think it was love neither—'l'on n'aime bien qu'une seule fois; c'est la premiere;'—it was rather a sort of an idle, childish, engrossing sentiment, that might have grown to something stronger; but 'tis past now. I have shown you all the weakness of my heart—despise me ...
— Marriage • Susan Edmonstone Ferrier

... at first; but as she continued, it began to glow. She did not sing. Her dance was the upaupa, the national dance of Tahiti, the same movement generally as that of Temanu, but without voice and more skilled. One saw at once that she was the premiere danseuse of this isle, for all took their seats. Her rhythmical swaying and muscular movements were of a perfection unexcelled, and soon infected the bandsmen, now with all discipline unleashed. One sprang from the table and took his position before her. Together they danced, moving ...
— Mystic Isles of the South Seas. • Frederick O'Brien

... one, the orchestra became a troupe of gayly appareled ballerinas, whirling in splendid abandon, with Mr. Stock as premiere. ...
— The So-called Human Race • Bert Leston Taylor

... utterly as though they had never crossed it. Of Madame de Marignan, I have neither heard, nor desired to hear, more. Even Josephine's pretty face is fast fading from my memory. It is ever thus with the transient passions of our premiere jeunesse. We believe in them for the moment, and waste laughter and tears, chaplets and sackcloth, upon them. Presently the delusion passes; the earnest heart within us is awakened; and we know that till now we ...
— In the Days of My Youth • Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards

... l'inflammation disparaitra et peu a peu l'organe sera remis dans sa condition normale. Notre remede aura de plus un succes indiscutable pour guerir toutes les tumeurs de la matrice pourvu qu'on commence a s'en servir des leurs premiere phases. ...
— Treatise on the Diseases of Women • Lydia E. Pinkham

... all these dangers and complications. He had seen Palmerston this morning, and read Thiers' letter to him. I asked him if it had made any impression on Palmerston. He said, 'Not the slightest;' that he had said, 'Oh! Mehemet Ali cedera; il ne faut pas s'attendre qu'il cede a la premiere sommation; mais donnez-lui quinze jours, et il finira par ceder.' Guizot said that the failure of so many of his predictions and expectations had not in the slightest degree diminished Palmerston's confidence, ...
— 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

... ankles to keep time with the drums. One woman attended upon the men, running through the crowd with a gourd full of wood-ashes, handfuls of which she showered over their heads, powdering them like millers; the object of the operation I could not understand. The "premiere danseuse" was immensely fat; she had passed the bloom of youth, but, "malgre" her unwieldy state, she kept up the pace to the last, quite unconscious of her general appearance, and absorbed with the excitement ...
— The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile • Sir Samuel White Baker

... third-rate order. He is the two walking-gentlemen friends of Sir Harry Courtly, who welcome the young baronet to London, and discourse about the niggardliness of Harry's old uncle, the Nabob; and the depth of Courtly's passion for Lady Annabel the premiere amoureuse. He is the confidant in white linen to the heroine in white satin. He is "Tom, you rascal," the valet or tiger, more or less impudent and acute—that well-known menial in top-boots and a livery frock with red cuffs and collar, whom ...
— The Newcomes • William Makepeace Thackeray

... Bibliographie des Ingenieurs, des Architectes, des Chefs d'Usines industrielles, des Eleves des Ecoles polytechniques et professionnelles et des Agriculteurs. Premiere ...
— How to Form a Library, 2nd ed • H. B. Wheatley

... fixed On number One alone— To look to no one's interest, But push along your own, Without the slightest reference To how, or what, or when— Eh bien! c'est la premiere Idee Napoleonienne. ...
— The Humourous Poetry of the English Language • James Parton

... 1514. 4 vol. in fol. mar. r. double de tabis, et boites IMPRIME SUR VELIN. "On peut regarder ce livre comme un des plus rares qui existe. L'exemplaire est unique et inconnu aux meilleurs bibliographes; Sauvage ne l'a jamaie vu; il est de la premiere beaute par la blancheur du velin, & par sa belle conservation. On y a joint tout le luxe de la relieure." In the Hafod Collection. ...
— Bibliomania; or Book-Madness - A Bibliographical Romance • Thomas Frognall Dibdin

... as she removed the soup plates. In the pantry she permitted herself the luxury of a grin and after she slid the broiled pompano from the grill to the fish plates she let off more steam by a pirouette that a premiere ...
— Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman • Emma Speed Sampson

... Arbuthnot, are deplorably ignorant—the genus grisette. The grisette from a certain point of view is the chef-d'oeuvre of Parisian industry; the bouquet of Parisian civilization. She is indigenous to the mansarde and the pave—bears no transplantation—flourishes in the premiere balconie, the suburban guingette, and the Salle Valentinois; but degenerates at a higher elevation. To improve her is to spoil her. In her white cap and muslin gown, the Parisian grisette is simply delicious. ...
— In the Days of My Youth • Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards

... D'APICIUS traduits du latin pour la Premiere fois et commentes par Bertrand Guegan. Paris Rene Bonnel Editeur ...
— Cooking and Dining in Imperial Rome • Apicius

... Rio is more poetical. "Comme j'entendais raconter cette legende pour la premiere fois, il me semblait que le tableau reflechissait une partie de la poesie qu'elle renferme. Cet amour d'outre mer mele aux aventures chevaleresques d'une croisade, cette relique precieuse donnee pour dot a une pauvre ...
— Legends of the Madonna • Mrs. Jameson

... the manuscript of "In Rome" to the Dramatiska Theatre at Stockholm, where it was accepted and produced anonymously in August of the same year, 1870. Strindberg was present at the premiere and although it was well received, to him it was all a fine occasion—except the play! He was ashamed of his self-confession in it and fled before the final curtain. He soon finished another play, ...
— Plays: The Father; Countess Julie; The Outlaw; The Stronger • August Strindberg

... coste, & vn cheual noir a la porte'.[94] Francoise Secretain of Saint Claud in 1598 stated 'qu'elle s'estoit donnee au Diable, lequel auoit lors la semblance d'vn grand homme noir'; Thievenne Paget, from the same district, 'racontoit que le Diable s'apparut a elle la premiere fois en plein midy, en forme d'vn grand homme noir'; and Antide Colas 'disoit, que Satan s'apparut a elle en forme d'vn homme, de grande stature, ayant sa barbe & ses habillemens noirs'.[95] Jeanne d'Abadie, in the Basses-Pyrenees, 1609, 'dit qu'elle y vid le Diable en forme d'homme noir ...
— The Witch-cult in Western Europe - A Study in Anthropology • Margaret Alice Murray

... pick the other woman, she could just put up with a partie carree. But she hadn't picked out Lady Derl. Lady Derl was something that had never touched her world except from a box across the footlights on an occasional premiere. ...
— Through stained glass • George Agnew Chamberlain

... Charles Edward and his brother from their mother, the Princess Clementina, who devoted herself, during the years of their infancy, to their welfare with unceasing care.—Histoire de Charles Edouard, par Amedee Pichot; tome premiere, p. 265. ...
— Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745 - Volume III. • Mrs. Thomson

... "La premiere, charmante miniature en camaieu gris et or, represente Francois I^{er} a cheval, courant le cerf; la derniere montre la prise ...
— Notes and Queries, Number 210, November 5, 1853 • Various

... to a corner of the greyish wall on which the addresses of several models were written in chalk, haphazard. The women particularly left their cards in that way, in awkward, childish handwriting. Zoe Piedefer, 7 Rue Campagne-Premiere, a big brunette, who was getting rather too stout, had scrawled her sign manual right across the names of little Flore Beauchamp, 32 Rue de Laval, and Judith Vaquez, 69 Rue du Rocher, a Jewess, both of ...
— His Masterpiece • Emile Zola

... Philosophie Zoologique, premiere partie, chap. iii.] "Il n'y a que ceux qui se sont longtemps et fortement occupes de la determination des especes, et qui ont consulte de riches collections, qui peuvent savoir jusqu'a quel point les especes, parmi les corps vivants ...
— Darwiniana • Thomas Henry Huxley

... maintenant dort, Fit plus de pitie que d'envie, Et souffrit mille fois la mort, Avant que de perdre la vie. Passant, ne fais icy de bruit, Et garde bien qu'il ne s'eveille. Car voicy la premiere nuit, Que le ...
— A Little Tour in France • Henry James

... premiere ligne a ete, sans doute, gravee avec une pointe, l'incision plus indecise est aussi moins profonde, de meme que les lettres NTE ajoutees au-dessus de PLA, pour faire le mot plante, que l'art du graveur ou la largeur du ciseau n'avait pas su ...
— Picturesque Quebec • James MacPherson Le Moine

... lantern at a railroad crossing—because it contained the name of Stuart Farquaharson. The lines were these: "'The Longest Way Round,' a comedy in three acts, by Stuart Farquaharson, will have its premiere at the Garrick Theater on Monday evening. After a road engagement the piece will be presented to Broadway early in the fall. The cast includes—" But Eben had not troubled about the cast. He was speculating just now upon whether his wife had seen the item—and ...
— The Tyranny of Weakness • Charles Neville Buck

... Carricido, El P. Jose de Acosta y su importancia en La literatura cientifica espanola (Madrid, 1899); C. Sommervogel, Bibliotheque de La Compagnie de Jesus, Premiere Partie (Brussels and Paris, 1890), vol. i., col. 31-42; and Edward Grimston's translation of the Historia reprinted (1880) for the Hakluyt Society with introduction and notes by Sir Clements R. Markham. (J. ...
— Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia

... la premiere idee qui se presente; etant donne l'interet de se rendre maitre de la region Yenishahr-Erenkeui, qui prend nos plages de ...
— Gallipoli Diary, Volume I • Ian Hamilton

... Rouen, a cour royale, a tribunal de premiere instance, six courts of justices of the peace; a chamber and tribunal of commerce, a counsel of prudent men for the arbitration of small differences, principally between the manufacturers and their workmen; boards of direction for the direct and indirect taxes, for the customs and ...
— Rouen, It's History and Monuments - A Guide to Strangers • Theodore Licquet

... untaught workman of the place, who died before he had completed the pulpit. To collect the funds necessary for the undertaking, the foundress travelled throughout Europe. Her tomb is in the church. "Julie Francoise Catherine Postel, nee a Barfleur, 1756. Soeur Marie Madelaine, Fondatrice et premiere Superieure Generale de l'Institut des Ecoles Chretiennes de la Misericorde, morte en odeur de Saintete 16 Juillet 1846, a l'Abbaye de St. Sauveur-le-Vicomte." The badge of the sisterhood is a cross inscribed with ...
— Brittany & Its Byways • Fanny Bury Palliser

... Sturges Jackson, a delightful book of first-rate value. References to the latest contributions to the subject of Nelson at Naples are given in the text. CHEVALIER, Histoire de la Marine Francaise pendant la Guerre de l'Independence Americaine, 1877, Histoire, etc., sous la premiere Republique, 1886, most valuable works; a third vol., Hist., etc., sous le Consulat. M. le Capitaine DESBRIERE, Projets de Debarquement, 2 vols., 1901, a phase of the great war told with all the care and lucidity which distinguish the best ...
— The Political History of England - Vol. X. • William Hunt

... by antinsulae. Humboldt says that this translation is totally incorrect; however, the idea of the "litterateur distingue" is evidently the same as Ferdinand Columbus's. The following is the hypothesis favored by Humboldt: "Peut-etre meme le nom d'Antilia qui parait pour la premiere fois sur une carte Venitienne de 1436 n'est il qu'une forme Portuguaise donnee a un nom geographique des Arabes. L'etymologie que hasarde M. Buace me parait tres ingenieuse.... La syllabe initiale me parait la corruption de l'article Arabe. D'al Tinnin et d'Al tin on aura fait peu a peu Antinna ...
— The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 1 of 2) • George Warburton

... a small head of Bonaparte, is inscribed Bonaparte premier consul; beneath it, Cambaceres second consul, le Brun troisieme consul de la republique Francaise; on the reverse, Le peuple Francais a defenseurs, cette premiere pierre de la colonne nationale, posee par Lucien Bonaparte, ministre de l'interieur, 25 Messidore, An 8, 14 Juillet, 1800.—One other medal only appears with the name of Lucien Bonaparte; it is ...
— Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects and Curiosities of Art (Vol. 3 of 3) • S. Spooner

... irons, sous la lumiere, D'un ciel plus frais et plus leger Chacun dans sa forme premiere, Moi courir, et ...
— Books and Habits from the Lectures of Lafcadio Hearn • Lafcadio Hearn

... scarcely merit consideration but that they express a common notion which has its part of truth as well as of error. Let us examine the first assertion (that art has been religion.) Baudelaire, in his Curiosites Esthetiques says: La premiere affaire d'un artiste est de substituer l'homme a la nature et de protester contre elle. ("The first thing for an artist is to substitute man for nature and to protest against her.") The beginners and the smatterers are always "students of nature," and ...
— Albert Durer • T. Sturge Moore

... it, and three dishes were devoured. We had also alamode beef, cold fowl, a loin of veal, a dessert, and excellent wine. What a charming dinner! No cheer like a good appetite.' Their harmony, however, was disturbed. The 'premiere amoureuse,' who, in spite of her rank and title, was ugly and cross, and required to be coaxed with cups of chocolate, lost her cat. She tried to kill the whole boat-load of beasts—cats, dogs, monkeys, parrots, pigeons, even the lamb stood in danger of her wrath. A regular quarrel ensued, was ...
— Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece • John Addington Symonds

... the king, when the cropheads lorded it here, I could hold my own with the best of your young blades. But even allowing fully for the stiffness of age, I think I can still gauge the strength of an opponent, and I think the boy promises to be of premiere force." ...
— The Cornet of Horse - A Tale of Marlborough's Wars • G. A. Henty

... concise was the language and so certain his voice that I had the sensation of listening to a series of events that had actually taken place. He might have been reading the communique. "Le premier homme was called Adam, and la premiere femme, Eve. Certain angels began a revolt against God; they are called the bad angels or the demons." (Certains anges se sont mis en revolte contre Dieu; il sont appelles les mauvais anges ou les demons.) "And from this ...
— A Volunteer Poilu • Henry Sheahan

... 'ZOLLVEREIN,'" observes the Debats, "a prodigieusement rehausse la Prusse; l'union douaniere avec la Belgique aurait, a un degre moindre cependant, le meme resultat pour nous.... Nous sommes, donc, les partisans de cette union, ses partisans prononces, a deux conditions: la premiere, c'est qu'il ne faille pas payer ces beaux resultats par le bouleversement de l'industrie rationale; la seconde, c'est que la Belgique en accepte sincerement es charges en meme temps qu'elle en recuiellera les profits, et qu'en consequence ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 53, No. 331, May, 1843 • Various

... en France une premiere fois, et je m'etais empresse d'ecrire a M. le duc de Broglie, alors ministre des affaires etrangeres, au nom duquel il me ...
— Movement of the International Literary Exchanges, between France and North America from January 1845 to May, 1846 • Various

... affaires de l'eglise: et pour l'execution il se servait des diacres et des ministres inferieurs. Le reste du clerge etait distribue dans les titres de la ville et de la campagne, et ne se rassemblait qu'en certaines occasions, d'ou sont venus les synodes. De cette premiere partie de clerge sont venus les chanoines des cathedrales. Il est vrai que du commencement on nommait clercs canoniques, tous ceux qui vivaient selon les canons, sous la conduite de leur eveque; et qui etaient sur le canon ou la matricule de l'eglise, pour etre entretenus a ses depens, soit qu'ils ...
— Notes and Queries, Number 74, March 29, 1851 • Various

... author knew it. He takes a pious pleasure in the first edition of "Les Precieuses Ridicules," (M.DC.LX.) just as Moliere saw it, when he was fresh in the business of authorship, and wrote "Mon Dieu, qu'un Autheur est neuf, la premiere fois qu'on l'imprime." All editions published during a great man's life have this attraction, and seem to bring us closer to his spirit. Other volumes are relics, as we shall see later, of some famed collector, and there is a certain piety in the care we give to books once dear to Longepierre, ...
— The Library • Andrew Lang

... what to think if the civilians. I have heard Mr. Morsfield tell that he is 'de premiere force.' Be on your guard. You are to know that I never forget a service, and you did me one once.' 'You have reason . . . ?' said ...
— The Shaving of Shagpat • George Meredith

... chairs, and in one corner a desk, where is seated M. Cyprien or M. Alexandre, the bookkeeper. In this room the customers are received by a tall and very elegant young lady, invariably dressed in black satin in winter and black silk in summer. Through this soft-spoken person, who bears the title of premiere vendeuse, or first saleswoman, the customers are put into communication either with the great artist himself or simply with one of the premieres, or heads of departments, if their orders are not of sufficient importance to justify an interruption of the great man in his innumerable and ...
— Lippincott's Magazine, October 1885 • Various

... d'observations entre le Comte Schouvaloff et M. Waddington sur la portee des deux propositions de M. le Premier Plenipotentiaire de France, il demeure entendu que la premiere s'applique a la Bulgarie, et l'autre a la Bulgarie et a ...
— Notes on the Diplomatic History of the Jewish Question • Lucien Wolf

... lion announced was a lioness, the celebrated Madame Recamier,[51] and though she is not in her premiere jeunesse, I can easily conceive how she could once dazzle the world. It would be too much to give her credit for superior talents, but her manners were very agreeable tho' rather like all other belles of France who have fallen in my way, somewhat a la languissante. But I am all ...
— Before and after Waterloo - Letters from Edward Stanley, sometime Bishop of Norwich (1802;1814;1814) • Edward Stanley

... foi, l'enthousiasme, la constance de la premiere generation chretienne ne s'expliquent qu'en supposant a l'origine de tout le mouvement un homme de proportions colossales.... Cette sublime personne, qui chaque jour preside encore au destin du monde, il est ...
— Occasional Papers - Selected from The Guardian, The Times, and The Saturday Review, - 1846-1890 • R.W. Church

... full of Gallicisms, and is clearly a translation from a French original; such as make fault, faire des fautes; make it seem that I believe, faire semblant de le croire; make brek, faire breche; this is my first journey, c'est ma premiere journee; have you not desire to laugh? n'avez vous pas envie de rire; the place will hold unto the death, la place tiendra jusqu'a la mort; he may not come forth of the house this long time, il ne peut pas sortir du logis de long-tems; to make me advertisement, ...
— The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part D. - From Elizabeth to James I. • David Hume

... Benin straight for the Congo. There is plenty of time therefore, to study the system of justice in the Congo. This, like everything else in the country, is essentially simple and practical. There is a Court of Premiere Instance at Boma and others called Territorial Courts at Matadi, Stanley Pool, East Kwango, The Equator, Bangalas, Aruwimi, Stanley Falls and Kassai[1]. In each Court is a Judge, an Officer of the Public Ministry and a Registrar, but in the Territorial Courts, ...
— A Journal of a Tour in the Congo Free State • Marcus Dorman

... eyed Garrison somewhat queerly on being first introduced, but he had a poor memory for faces, and was unable to connect the newly discovered nephew of his neighbor and friend with little Billy Garrison, the one-time premiere jockey, whom ...
— Garrison's Finish - A Romance of the Race-Course • W. B. M. Ferguson

... soumettre a un regime legislatif autre que celui de l'Angleterre, il faut bien aussi des agents particuliers pour appliquer des regles differentes d'administration. Mais, ceci etant admis, l'on ne voit pas ce qui aujourd'hui empecherait de placer le siege du gouvernement irlandais dans la premiere ...
— England's Case Against Home Rule • Albert Venn Dicey

... malfaisants que favorables, et plutot moqueurs que malfaisants.... L'origine de la tradition de la Mesnie Hellequin se perd dans l'obscurite des temps. On l'entendoit surtout bruire dans les environs de la ville d'Arles.... J'ignore la premiere origine de cette locution; mais ce qui me semble incontestable, c'est qu'on confondit facilement la Mesnie Hellequin avec celle 'de la Mort,' famille bariolee de rouge et de noir, et dont le manteau de ceremonie devoit etre un grand pan de toile ou linceul. Deja le lecteur ...
— Notes and Queries, Number 76, April 12, 1851 • Various

... UN OUVRAGE DE M. BARDOUX. Essai d'une psychology de l'Angleterre contemporaine (premiere partie). Seances de l'Academie des sciences morales ...
— Bergson and His Philosophy • J. Alexander Gunn

... dancer became a power in the State, influencing princes, ministers, and people. Poets were her slaves, and oftentimes philosophers were caught in her toils. From Mdlle. la Fontaine of two centuries since, "la premiere des premieres danseuses," who received the title of "La Reine de la Danse," there being at the time, however, but three other professional dancers in Paris, through a long line of most distinguished artists, ...
— A Book of the Play - Studies and Illustrations of Histrionic Story, Life, and Character • Dutton Cook

... value of the Virgils in question—and holding up Brunet's Manuel du Libraire in his right hand—"Tenez, mon ami," exclaimed he, "vous voyez que la seconde edition de Virgile, imprimee par vos amis Sweynheym et Pannartz, est encore plus rare que la premiere." I replied that "c'etoit la fantasie seule de l'auteur." However, he expressed himself ready to receive preliminaries, which would be submitted to the Minister of the Interior, and by him—to the King; for that the library was the exclusive ...
— A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Three • Thomas Frognall Dibdin

... Merlin de Douai, reporter of the law against suspects, is prosecuting attorney in the court of cassation; Fouche, whose name tells all, becomes minister of state and Duke of Otranto; nearly all of the survivors of the Convention are made judges of premiere instance or of appeal, revenue-collectors, deputies, prefects, foreign consuls, police commissioners, inspectors of reviews, head-clerks in the post-offices, custom-houses and tax-offices, while, in 1808, among these functionaries, one hundred and ...
— The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 5 (of 6) - The Modern Regime, Volume 1 (of 2)(Napoleon I.) • Hippolyte A. Taine

... la fourberie jusqu'a vouloir persuader au peuple que le feu sacre ne brule pas ceux qui sont en etat de grace. Ils se frottent les mains d'une certaine eau, qui les garantit de la brulure a la premiere approche, et par ce moyen ne se font aucun mal en touchant leurs cierges. Leur proselytes sont jaloux de les imiter; mais comme ils n'ont pas leur recette, bien souvent ils se brulent les doigts et le visage: il arrive ...
— Palestine or the Holy Land - From the Earliest Period to the Present Time • Michael Russell

... nephew," said my uncle, as we rattled home in his model vis-a-vis. "En premiere jeunesse one is a little inclined to be ruled by one's heart rather than by one's reason. Jim Harrison seems to be a most respectable young fellow, but after all he is a blacksmith's apprentice, and a candidate for the prize- ring. There is a vast gap between his position and that of my own blood ...
— Rodney Stone • Arthur Conan Doyle

... she answered, before the others could catch their breath, "premiere droite et premiere gauche. Allons, Gaspard!" she cried, tapping the young man sharply on the ...
— The Crossing • Winston Churchill

... l'hommage renouvelle de mon devouement et de ma respectueuse admiration. Ces sentimens datent de bien loin chez l'homme antidiluvien auquel vous avez daigne adresser des lignes si aimables et la nouvelle edition de ce bel ouvrage qui m'a charme et instruit des qu'il avait paru pour la premiere fois. A cette grande superiorite que vous possedez et qui a si noblement illustre votre nom, dans les hautes regions de l'analyse mathematique, vous joignez, Madame, une variete de connaissances dans toutes les parties de la physique ...
— Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville • Mary Somerville

... well approved, than at the fyrst metyng and nat havyng a de long temps bien approuueez, que de premiere abordee et ...
— An Introductorie for to Lerne to Read, To Pronounce, and to Speke French Trewly • Anonymous

... par les divins esprits Qui ont sous toy Hebrieu langage apris, Nous sont jettes les Pseaumes en lumiere Clairs, et au sens de la forme premiere. ...
— Curiosities of Literature, Vol. II (of 3) - Edited, With Memoir And Notes, By His Son, The Earl Of Beaconsfield • Isaac D'Israeli

... quelques parties inhabitees du continent: cette mesure auroit une suite doublement utile; elle priveroit les colonies de ces etres par lesquels elles seront tot ou tard aneanties, et elle diminueroit ce gout crapuleux des Blancs pour leurs esclaves, qui est la ruine de la societe et la cause premiere du pen de population des pays qu'ils habitent.—Voyage dans Les Deux Louisianes, 1801, 1802, and 1803, pp. 408-415, par M. ...
— The Journal of Negro History, Volume 2, 1917 • Various

... But this treating of battle and slaughter, of death, judgment and eternity, as light play-house matters; this of rising into such transcendency of valor, as to snap your fingers in the face of the Almighty Maker; this, Messieurs, give me leave to say so, is a thing that will conduct you and your PREMIERE NATION to the Devil, if you do not alter it. Inevitable, I tell you! Your road lies that way, then? Good morning, Messieurs; let me ...
— History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XVI. (of XXI.) - Frederick The Great—The Ten Years of Peace.—1746-1756. • Thomas Carlyle

... vers la source premiere, Entre aux jours eternels et sort des jours changeants; Et l'on voit de la flamme aux yeux des jeunes gens, Mais dans l'oeil du vieillard ...
— La Legende des Siecles • Victor Hugo

... trouvant sur le lieu, en presence de Monseigneur le C1 de Lorraine, qu'elle devoit attendre ce que V.M. m'en manderoit et ce que son nonce luy en escriroit, elle en vouloit incontinent faire des feux de joye.... Et pour ce que je ne voulois faire ledict feu de joye la premiere nuict que ledit courrier envoye par ledict Danes feust arrive, ny en recevoir les congratulations que l'on m'en envoyoit faire, que premierement je n'eusse eu nouvelles de V.M. pour scavoir et sa voulante et ...
— The History of Freedom • John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton

... immortal glory. In the course of the winter season the Weimar theater will give Gevaert's "Quentin Durward." Lassen will take the utmost pains in directing the study and performance of it. To my regret I shall not be able to be present at the premiere here, as I am obliged to be at Budapest before the ...
— Letters of Franz Liszt, Volume 2: "From Rome to the End" • Franz Liszt; letters collected by La Mara and translated

... occasion of his writing is some thrill of gratitude towards one who had at last done 'a little justice,' not to himself, but to Manet): Eh bien! on m'accuse, moi, d'imiter Edgar Poe! Savez-vous pourquoi j'ai si patiemment traduit Poe? Parce qu'il me ressemblait. La premiere fois que j'ai ouvert un livre de lui, j'ai vu avec epouvante et ravissement, non seulement des sujets reves par moi, mais des phrases, pensees par moi, et ecrites par lui, vingt ans auparavant. It is in such ...
— Figures of Several Centuries • Arthur Symons

... 2. La Premiere Annee d'Instruction Morale et Civique: notions de droit et d'economie politique (Textes et Recits) pour repondre a la loi du 28 Mars 1882 sur l'enseignement primaire obligatoire: ouvrage accompagne de Resume, de Questionnaires, de Devoirs, et d'un Lexique des mots difficiles. ...
— The Quarterly Review, Volume 162, No. 324, April, 1886 • Various

... like Lyell, towards evolution, without being able to grasp it. They both strove to explain phenomena by means of agencies which they saw actually at work. If De Candolle gave up the ultimate problem as insoluble:—"La creation ou premiere formation des etres organises echappe, par sa nature et par son anciennete, a nos moyens d'observation" (Loc. cit. page 1106.), he steadily endeavoured to minimise its scope. At least half of his great work is devoted to the researches by which he extricated ...
— Darwin and Modern Science • A.C. Seward and Others

... awaited him. No ticket reached him for the premiere; the boxes he had promised the cafe did not materialize, and the necessity of avoiding that haunt of the invited cost him several meals. But that he himself should be refused when he tried to pass in 'on his face'—that ...
— Ghetto Comedies • Israel Zangwill

... discussed their work freely and did not hesitate to condemn either plot or character of which they did not approve. Some of Balzac's women shocked her, but she liked La premiere Demoiselle (afterwards L'Ecole des Manages), a play which Madame Surville found superb, but which Madame Hanska discouraged because she did not like the plot. She aided him in a financial manner ...
— Women in the Life of Balzac • Juanita Helm Floyd

... with the following: "Dieu eleve a son gre aux plus hauts sommets, sans aucun merite prealable. Osanne de Mantoue recoit le don de la contemplation a peine agee de six ans. Christine est fiancee a dix ans, pendant une extase de trois jours; Marie d'Agreda recut des illuminations des sa premiere enfance" (Ribet). Since Divine favours are believed to be bestowed in a purely arbitrary manner, the fancies of a child left alone in the dark are as good as the deepest intuitions of saint, poet, ...
— Christian Mysticism • William Ralph Inge

... instructiveness of his matter. Only four first-rate writers in the eighteenth century—grands ecrivains, comme grands penseurs originaux; these being Montesquieu, Voltaire, J.J. Rousseau, and Buffon. Helvetius not en premiere ligne, because his forme was not up to the mark. Alexis himself is often hung up for days together, having the thoughts, yet not hitting off the 'phrases' in a way to satisfy his critical ...
— Correspondence & Conversations of Alexis de Tocqueville with Nassau William Senior from 1834 to 1859, Vol. 2 • Alexis de Tocqueville

... another waiter was detailed to the aid of Ambroise. But he stuck to the first-comers and served so much wine to them that he had the satisfaction of seeing Aholibah's disagreeable protector collapse. She hardly noticed it, for she was talking vivaciously to Madeleine about the premiere of Donnay's comedy. Thrice Ambroise sought to fill her glass; but she repulsed him. He was sad. Something told him that Aholibah was farther away from him than ever; was she on the eve of forming one of those alliances that would rob him finally of her presence? He eyed ...
— Visionaries • James Huneker

... Ausonio Franchi, page 19.—Force et matiere, par le docteur Buechner, page 262.—Paroles de philosophie positive, par Littre, page 36.—La Metaphysique et la Science, par Vacherot, page xiv. (Premiere edition.) ...
— The Heavenly Father - Lectures on Modern Atheism • Ernest Naville

... d'Holbach. Il etait assis a cote du Baron; on parla de la religion naturelle. "Pour les Athees," disait Hume, "je ne crois pas qu'il en existe; je n'en ai jamais vu." "Vous avez ete un peu malheureux," repondit l'autre, "vous voici a table avec dix-sept pour la premiere fois."' It was on the same day that Diderot related this that he said to Romilly, 'Il ...
— Life Of Johnson, Vol. 2 • Boswell, Edited by Birkbeck Hill

... dead, I sent the cablegram you received some weeks since, telling you to be of good heart and await my letter. To make my action thoroughly understood I must give you a record of what happened to me from the first day I arrived in America. I found a great interest manifested in my premiere, and socially everything was done ...
— The Fifth String, The Conspirators • John Philip Sousa

... If in this opera, a scene reminds one of M. Mendes's book, it only proves that we both had the same idea which Estebanez had before us. On my honor and conscience I assure you that I have read but two of M. Mendes's books in my life—"Zo Hur" and "La Premiere Maitresse." When I read at Marienbad a little while ago the newspaper notices on the production of "La Femme de Tabarin" I even wrote to you, dear Signor Sonzogno, thinking this was an imitation of "Pagliacci." This assertion ...
— A Second Book of Operas • Henry Edward Krehbiel

... Phelps without Boker's consent. Another, who examined Boker's manuscripts, in possession of the poet's daughter-in-law, Mrs. George Boker, records that Barrett made cuts in the play, preparatory to giving it, Boker, even, revising it in part. The American premiere was reserved for James E. Murdoch, at the Philadelphia Walnut Street Theater, January 20, 1851, and it was revived at the same playhouse in April, 1855, by E.L. Davenport. As Stoddard says of it, one "should know something—the more the better—about ...
— Representative Plays by American Dramatists: 1856-1911: Francesca da Rimini • George Henry Boker

... de montagne qui me persuada la premiere que toutes les montagnes n'avoient pas une meme origine. Le lieu ou j'abjurai mon erreur, etoit un de ces grands chantiers petrifies, qui, par la variete du tortillement, et des zig-zags des fibres du moellon ...
— Theory of the Earth, Volume 1 (of 4) • James Hutton

... en armes pour disputer aux protestans l'exercise public de leur culte que leur accordoit l'edit de janvier, c'etoit un coup premedite que l'attaque du duc de Guise contre une congregation de huguenots, composee, a ce qu'il assure, en partie de ses vassaux, et qui se trouvoit la premiere sur son passage a peu de distance ...
— History of the Rise of the Huguenots - Volume 2 • Henry Baird

... years later, November 11, 1852, Romeo and Juliet in Foersom's translation received its Norwegian premiere. The acting version used was that made for the Royal Theater in Copenhagen by A.E. Boye in 1828.[4] Christiania Posten[5] reports a packed house and a tremendous enthusiasm. Romeo (by Wiehe) and Juliet (by Jomfru Svendsen) revealed careful study and complete understanding. ...
— An Essay Toward a History of Shakespeare in Norway • Martin Brown Ruud

... thin youth, pirouetting on his toes, and waving a long trail of ground pine about his head in true premiere danseuse fashion. ...
— Marjorie Dean High School Freshman • Pauline Lester

... l'explication de nouvelles considerations sur la cause generale des dissolutions, sur la matiere du feu; sur la couleur des corps; sur la formation des composes; sur l'origine des mineraux; et sur l'organisation des corps vivants. Lus a la premiere classe de l'Institut national, dans ses seances ordinaires. Paris, an V (1797). 1 ...
— Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution - His Life and Work • Alpheus Spring Packard

... La premiere fois qu'en mon joyeux bouge Je pris un baiser a ton levre en feu, Quand tu t'en allais decoiffee et rouge, Je restai tout pale ...
— Les Miserables - Complete in Five Volumes • Victor Hugo

... de tout imiter, et une egale aptitude a toutes sortes de caracteres et de roles; s'il etait sensible, il lui serait impossible de jouer dix fois de suite le meme role avec la meme chaleur et le meme succes; tres chaud a la premiere representation, il serait epuise et froid comme le marble a la troisieme,' &c. Diderot's Works (ed. 1821), iii. 274. See Boswell's Hebrides, post, ...
— Life Of Johnson, Volume 4 (of 6) • Boswell

... epouse: Isabelle d'Artois, leur fille, dans la chapelle de Saint Denys, sous une belle table de marbre noir, qui sert de table d'autel: Charles d'Artois, Comte d'Eu, sous l'autel de la chapelle de Saint Laurent: Jeanne de Saveuse, sa premiere femme: Helene de Melun, sa seconde femme, dans la chapelle de Saint Antoine, dite aujourd'hui de Saint Crepin: le Coeur de Catherine de Cleves, Comtesse d'Eu, au bas du Sanctuaire, sous une magnifique colonne de marbre noir: N.... de Bourbon, dit le Duc d'Aumale, fils de ...
— Architectural Antiquities of Normandy • John Sell Cotman

... world again. People beyond one-and-twenty should never dream of such a thing. You and I, if we have the dregs of any love left in us, if we have the remnants of a passion remaining in our hearts, should husband our resources better. We are not in our premiere jeunesse. The world is a very nice place. Your world, at any rate, is so. You have all manner of fat rectories to get and possible bishoprics to enjoy. Come, confess; on second thoughts you would not sacrifice such things for the smiles of ...
— Barchester Towers • Anthony Trollope

... the general features of the undertaking, and even some of its more important details, the documents now published add little to our knowledge. The literature of the expedition is large, and Captain Chevalier had given us an admirable account of it in his 'Histoire de la Marine Francaise sous la premiere Republique.' The late Vice-Admiral Colomb submitted it to a most instructive examination in the Journalofthe RoyalUnitedServiceInstitution for January 1892. We can, however, learn something from Captain Desbriere's collection. The perusal ...
— Sea-Power and Other Studies • Admiral Sir Cyprian Bridge

... proceeds thus: "Une abeille, dont le corsage brun brillait au soleil comme une armure de vieil or, vint se poser sur une fleur de mauve d'une sombre richesse et bien ouverte sur sa tige touffue. Ce n'etait certainement pas la premiere fois que je voyais un spectacle si commun, mais c'etait la premiere que je le voyais avec une curiosite si affectueuse et si intelligente. Je reconnus qu'il y avait entre l'insecte et la fleur toutes ...
— Nature Mysticism • J. Edward Mercer

... is wasted. A placard outside the butcher's announces an "Occasion" consisting of a mule and a donkey, both of guaranteed "premiere qualite." And the butcher! A thick-set, powerfully built fellow, with blue-black hair, curly like a bull's and shining in pomade, with fierce mustache of the same dye, waxed to two formidable points like skewers. Dangling over his white apron, and suspended by a heavy chain ...
— The Real Latin Quarter • F. Berkeley Smith

... was the Theatre Francais. We hadn't a box there, but as so many of our friends had, we went very often. Tuesday was the fashionable night and the Salle was almost as interesting as the stage, particularly if it happened to be a premiere, and all the critics and journalists were there. Sarah Bernhardt and Croizette were both playing those first years. They were great rivals and it was interesting to see them in the same play, both such fine talents yet so ...
— My First Years As A Frenchwoman, 1876-1879 • Mary King Waddington

... amere d'avoir perdu tout cela. La musique alors n'agit point precisement comme musique, mais comme signe memoratif. Cet air, quoique toujours le meme, ne produit plus aujourd'hui les memes effets qu'il produisait ci-devant sur les Suisses, parce qu'ayant perdu le gout de leur premiere simplicite, ils ne la regrettent plus quand on la leur rappelle. Tant il est vrai que ce n'est pas dans leur action physique qu'il faut chercher les plus grand effets des sons sur ...
— Delineations of the Ox Tribe • George Vasey

... days' visit at Nohant. He found her in man's attire, smoking a "houka," very sad, and working enormously; and he and she had long talks, lasting from five in the evening till five in the morning, and ranging over manners, morals, love affairs, and literature. She approved of "La Premiere Demoiselle," a play planned in February, 1837, which Madame Hanska had discouraged because she did not like the plot; and Balzac determined to work at it seriously now that "Cesar Birotteau" was finished. This brilliant picture of the Parisian bourgeoisie ...
— Honore de Balzac, His Life and Writings • Mary F. Sandars

... Maufrigneuse protected her for several years. Mariette also favored Philippe Bridau and was the innocent cause of a theft committed by him in order to enable him to contend with Maufrigneuse. Four months later she went to London, where she won the rich members of the House of Lords, and returned as premiere to the Academy of Music. She was intimate with Florentine Cabirolle, who often received in the Marais. There it was that Mariette kept Oscar Husson out of serious trouble. Mariette attended many festivities. And ...
— Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A — Z • Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe

... they all sang—a song of the Pyrenees mountaineers, then a waltz from the cafes chantants: "Bien gentiment l'on se balade. C'est la premiere promenade—" ...
— Antwerp to Gallipoli - A Year of the War on Many Fronts—and Behind Them • Arthur Ruhl

... to see le premiere danseuse du siecle!" he commented, as he entered the sitting-room of their ...
— Charles Rex • Ethel M. Dell

... degringoler; elle cascadait. Elle ne se debarbouillait plus. Elle avait pris en horreur le savon. Est-ce une aversion hereditaire, datant de la premiere femme qui a senti la puanteur de cet abominable savon francais, avant la bienfaisante invention de M. POIRES? Sans doute c'etait l'atavisme en quelque forme. Elle avait son beguin. C'etait le linge ...
— Punch, Or The London Charivari, VOL. 100. Feb. 28, 1891 • Various

... of Pascal occurs in the Fragment d'un traite du vide, not published till 1779 (now included in the Pensees, Premiere Partie, Art. I), and therefore without influence on the origination of the theory of progress. It has been pointed out that Guillaume Colletet had in 1636 expressed a similar view (Brunetiere, Etudes critiques, ...
— The Idea of Progress - An Inquiry Into Its Origin And Growth • J. B. Bury

... as so hopelessly "vague" that she can never be trusted to remember anything, or to avoid losing all her personal possessions. Idiocy, whether genuine or feigned, does not appeal to the French temperament. The would-be fascinating lady would most certainly be referred to as "une dinde de premiere classe." ...
— The Days Before Yesterday • Lord Frederick Hamilton

... de Paris, Traite de Morale et d'Economie Domestique, compose vers 1393 par un Bourgeois Parisien ... publie pour la premiere fois par la Societe des Bibliophiles Francois. (Paris, 1846). 2 vols., edited with an introduction by Jerome Pichon. There is a notice of it by Dr F.J. Furnivall, at the end of his edition of A Booke of Precedence (Early English Text Soc., ...
— Medieval People • Eileen Edna Power

... Louis (1826- probably still living). A Swiss pastor; born in Geneva; the author of many books, of which the one named by Lord Acton is fully entitled, Histoire du mouvement religieux et ecclesiastique dans le canton de Vaud pendant la premiere moitie du XIXe siecle. It appeared between 1871 and 1880 ...
— Immortal Memories • Clement Shorter

... months before this, I had been fortunate enough to make friends with a young painter who had a studio in the Rue Campagne Premiere. His name was Gerald Kelly. He had had an upbringing unusual for a painter, for he had been to Eton and to Cambridge. He was highly talented, abundantly loquacious, and immensely enthusiastic. It was he who first made me acquainted with the Impressionists, ...
— The Magician • Somerset Maugham

... rien que me soit doux, Lorsque vous m'ordonnez de m'eloigner de vous. Quelque ravage affreux qu'etale ici la peste, L'absence aux vrais amans est encore plus funeste; Et d'un si grand peril l'image s'offre en vain, Quand ce peril douteux epargne un mal certain. Act premiere, ...
— The Works of John Dryden, Vol. 6 (of 18) - Limberham; Oedipus; Troilus and Cressida; The Spanish Friar • John Dryden

... esperer, qu'a la suite d'une examination attentive des lettres ci-jointes, et desquelles il paraitrait etre generalement reconnu qu'a Mlle. Mitchell des Etats Unis est du l'honneur d'avoir la premiere decouvert la comete telescopique qui aujourd'hui porte son nom, que votre Majeste ne trouvera point dans la reserve louable qui empecha cette jeune demoiselle de se precipiter a la poursuite d'une renommee publique, une cause suffisante de lui ...
— Maria Mitchell: Life, Letters, and Journals • Maria Mitchell

... Tana's garrulous premiere in the gray house—and he fulfilled its promise. Though he was conscientious and honorable, he was unquestionably a terrific bore. He seemed unable to control his tongue, sometimes continuing from paragraph to paragraph with a look akin to pain ...
— The Beautiful and Damned • F. Scott Fitzgerald

... It continued to be so called for a long time. Denys speaks of it under this name in 1672. "Depuis la riviere de Pentagouet, jusques a celle de saint Jean, il pent y avoir quarante a quarante cinq lieues; la premiere riviere que l'on rencontre le long de la coste, est celle des Etechemins, qui porte le nom du pays, depuis Baston jusques au Port royal, dont les Sauvages qui habitent toute cette etendue, portent aussi le mesme nom."—Description Geographique et Historique des Costes de L'Amerique Septentrionale, ...
— Voyages of Samuel de Champlain, Vol. 1 • Samuel de Champlain

... for five years been identified with the Empire should ever again come to be regarded as "Jones of the 10th," and spoken of as "Punch" or "Bobby" by old boon companions. How can a man who has been behind the curtain, and who has seen la premiere danseuse of the Empire practising her steps before the manager Strachey, in familiar chaff and talk with the Council ballet, while the little scene-painter and Press Commissioner stood aside with cocked ears, and the privileged ...
— Twenty-One Days in India; and, the Teapot Series • George Robert Aberigh-Mackay

... est defendue. La premiere qui ouvrira cette porte, ou passera par cette division, sera pendue—fut-ce Madame ...
— Villette • Charlotte Bronte

... La premiere theologie de l'homme lui fit d'abord craindre at adorer les elements meme, des objets materiels at grossiers; il randit ensuite ses hommages a des agents presidant aux elements, a des genies inferieurs, a des heros, ou a des hommes doues de grandes qualites. A force de ...
— The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley Volume I • Percy Bysshe Shelley

... incongruity of this pompous enterrement de premiere classe, en musique, when the city was imminently menaced by a German bombardment, bordered on the pathetic and the ridiculous. However, the family of the defunct did not think so, and their deceased parent was chanted to ...
— My Home In The Field of Honor • Frances Wilson Huard

... est une de ses premieres qualites. Lord Melbourne a aupres d'elle un air d'amour, de contentement, de vanite meme, et tout cela mele avec beaucoup de respect, des attitudes tres a son aise, une habitude de premiere place dans son salon, de la reverie, de la gaiete, vous voyez tout cela. La Reine est pleine d'aimables sourires ...
— The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume 1 (of 3), 1837-1843) • Queen Victoria

... should be sedulously courted by the most brilliant women of rank and fashion, and her presence sought as an ornament at the most exclusive salons. It was at this time that Catalani met her and declared, "Elle est la premiere de son genre, mais son genre n'est pas le premier," and a celebrated flute-player on her being introduced to him by a musical professor was accosted with the words, "Ecco il ...
— Great Singers, First Series - Faustina Bordoni To Henrietta Sontag • George T. Ferris

... approximation to correctness is required. "L'astronomie moderne, en detruisant sans retour les hypotheses primitives, envisagees comme lois reelles du monde, a soigneusement maintenu leur valeur positive et permanente, la propriete de representer commodement les phenomenes quand il s'agit d'une premiere ebauche. Nos ressources a cet egard sont meme bien plus etendues, precisement a cause que nous ne nous faisons aucune illusion sur la realite des hypotheses; ce qui nous permet d'employer sans scrupule, en chaque cas, celle que nous ...
— A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive • John Stuart Mill

... ensuite inviter tout ces Seigneurs a une fete magnifique qu'il fit dans le chateau, pour marquer la joie de son avenement a la couronne. Le Senat en corps, et ce qu'il y avoit de Seigneurs de la premiere noblesse, a Stocolme, ne manquerent pas de s'y rendre: ce ne fut pendant les deux premiers jours que festins, que jeux, que plaisirs; Christierne affectoit des manieres pleines de bonte et de familiarite; il sembloit qu'on eut enseveli dans la bonne ...
— Gustavus Vasa - and other poems • W. S. Walker

... was given its premiere at Laura Keene's Theatre, New York, on February 28, 1857, for the benefit of the Shirt Sewers' Union; and was the second offering of a double bill beginning with "Faust and Marguerite." Though the critiques of the ...
— Representative Plays by American Dramatists: 1856-1911: Love in '76 - An Incident of the Revolution • Oliver Bell Bunce

... different: il signifiait bruit, cries de joie, &c. Joinville dit dans son Histoire de Louis IX.,—'La noise que ils (les Sarrazins) menoient de leurs cors sarrazinnoiz estoit espouvantable a escouter.' Les Anglais nous ont emprunte cette expression et l'emploient dans sa premiere acception." ...
— Notes & Queries, No. 39. Saturday, July 27, 1850 • Various

... but for the first time in the memory of the Theatre no ballet was to be given. Instead of the "Premiere Danseuse," the idol of Russian society, a new star had appeared, suddenly, miraculously almost, dropped from a Polish Province, and had played himself into the innermost heart of ...
— The Black Cross • Olive M. Briggs

... garrison, troupe flasque, Se rendit si piteusement Apres la premiere bourasque Du canon ...
— History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XI. (of XXI.) • Thomas Carlyle

... become one day a sort of Queen Elizabeth. These sentiments were already a little modified before her marriage. But she was particularly determined to be a good and obedient wife; some of her friends were anxious she should not; amongst these Madame de Flahaut must be mentioned en premiere ligne. ...
— The Letters of Queen Victoria, Vol 2 (of 3), 1844-1853 • Queen Victoria

... d'avoir premedite la guerre et de n'avoir vu dans l'incident Hohenzollern qu'un pretexte de la provocation. N'accentuez pas votre premiere depeche comme vous le prescrit l'Empereur, attenuez la. Benedetti aura deja accompli sa mission lorsque cette attenuation lui parviendra, mais devant la Chambre vous y trouverez un argument ...
— Studies in Literature and History • Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall

... exit of Alfred de Musset, she enjoyed that remarkable period of rest and refreshment with the so long silent, the but recently rediscovered, reported, extinguished, Doctor Pagello. As an old Sandist—not exactly indeed of the premiere heure, but of the fine high noon and golden afternoon of the great career—I had been, though I confess too inactively, curious as to a few points in the topography of the eminent adventure to which I here allude; but had never got beyond the little public fact, in itself always ...
— Italian Hours • Henry James

... evening, after a premiere, where the audience had applauded her for a whole half hour, and had recalled her eleven times in succession. She had gone away with the poet, in a post-chaise, as was the fashion then; they had crossed the sea, to love each other in that antique island, the ...
— Maupassant Original Short Stories (180), Complete • Guy de Maupassant

... premiere fois que je la vis, ce fut a l'eglise",—says Diderot's St. Albin, in recounting the beginning of his infatuation for Sophie. So with Faust and Margaret, and with Schiller's beautiful Greek ...
— The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller • Calvin Thomas



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