The Lives of Celebrated Children

The Lives of Celebrated Children

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...to have it. The money was given to him, and as he was leaving the palace yard at Versailles to make the desired purchase, he met a brave old officer, who had lost both his limbs in fighting for his country. Having asked his constant attendant, Tourol, to inquire of the maimed soldier his history, and learning that he was destitute and friendless, with no one to help or to love him, he threw, at once, his purse into the old man's cap, and returned home. Upon being remonstrated with by Tourol for giving away so much money, '--'Never mind, ' said the generous little fellow, 'I can do without the artillery!' This Tourol excited the envy of the other servants of young Louis. '"Tourol is very fortunate, ' said one; 'you are always with him, and love him.' 'It is true, ' replied Louis, 'I do love him, because he tells me frankly when I do wrong.' His fondness for truth was remarkable, and seemed to be innate. One day, his tutor was reading to him the lives of distinguished Frenchmen; and remarked, as he ended, that the actions of princes could not be concealed; that it was very important for them to lead correct lives, as Fame, with her hundred tongues, would soon make known their good or evil deed's. 'Who is Fame?' asked the child. The tutor, forgetting his age, gave him a poetical description of that goddess; and, to fortify his mind against fiction, observed, that most of mythology was fictitious. 'Well, ' said the prince, omit then the fabulous, and tell me only what is true.' Once, he had not recited his lesson correctly, and his tutor was displeased. The queen's maid of honor, happening to enter the room at the moment, inquired how the little student progressed in his studies. 'Excellently well, madam, ' said the complaisant tutor, 'I am always...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236617762
  • 9781236617767