But the princess, if she did not again thank him in words, thanked him with the whole expression of her face, radiant with gratitude and tenderness.

The floor of the room was made of planks roughly hewn and rudely put together. This local deity, presiding jealously over the interests of its own people, came naturally to have greater or less importance in proportion to the growth or decay of the community over which it presided. Pasteur’s important researches mark an epoch in the technical aspect of fermentation. Even with this relief the governor was still very much embarrassed. When I consider the incomparable grandeur of his soul, I excuse victory that it could not disengage itself from him, even in so unjust and so wicked a cause.

We may suppose that he began to compose the Essays at the very outset of his retirement from public engagements; for as, according to his own account, observes the President Bouhier, he cared neither for the chase, nor building, nor gardening, nor agricultural pursuits, and was exclusively occupied with reading and reflection, he devoted himself with satisfaction to the task of setting down his thoughts just as they occurred to him. All that is concrete, as that God created the world, divided Himself, begot a Son, is contained in this determination. My powers are not capable of any such design.

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