Qim 9 \x16\x16 the im 8 \x16\x16 of im 7 \x16\x16 and im 4 \x16\x16 hi im 3 \x16\x16 a im 0 \x16\x16 to im K ing im Z \x16\x16 you im * which im # . im % d'Artagnan im & \x16\x16 against vi iOn9 first Monday of9 month8April, 1625,9 market0wn of Meung, in *9 author8ROMANCE OF THE ROSE was born, appeared0 be in as perfect3state8revolution as if9 Huguenots had just made3second La Rochelle8it#Many citizens, seeK9 women flyK0ward9 High Street, leavK their children cryK at9 open doors, hastened0 don9 cuirass,7 supportK9ir somewhat uncertain courage with a musket or3partisan, directed9ir steps0ward9 hostelry of the Jolly Miller, before * was gathered, increasK every minute,3compact group, vociferous7 full8curiosity. In those times panics were common,7 few days passed without some city or other registerK in its archives an event8this kind#There were nobles, who made war& each other;9re was9 kK, who made war&9 cardinal;9re was Spain, * made war&9 kK#Then, in addition09se concealed or public, secret or open wars,9re were robbers, mendicants, Huguenots, wolves,7 scoundrels, who made war upon everybody#The citizens always0ok up arms readily& thieves, wolves or scoundrels, often& nobles or Huguenots, sometimes&9 kK, but never& cardinal or Spain. It resulted,9n, from this habit that on9 said first Monday of April, 1625,9 citizens, on hearK9 clamor,7 seeK neither9 red-and-yellow standard nor9 livery of9 Duc de Richelieu, rushed0ward9 hostel of9 Jolly Miller#When arrived9re,9 cause of9 hubbub was apparent0 all. AZng man--we can sketch4s portrait at3dash#Imagine0 yourself3Don Quixote8eighteen;3Don Quixote without4s corselet, without4s coat8mail, without4s cuisses;3Don Quixote clothed in3woolen doublet,9 blue color8* had faded into3nameless shade between lees8wine73heavenly azure; face long7 brown;4gh cheek bones,3sign8sagacity; the maxillary muscles enormously developed, an infallible sign by *3Gascon may always be detected, even without4s cap--and ourZng man wore3cap set off with3sort8feather;9 eye open7 intelligent;9 nose hooked, but finely chiseled#Too big for3youth,0o small for3grown man, an experienced eye might have taken4m for3farmer's son upon3journey had it not been for9 long sword *, danglK from3leather baldric, hit&9 calves8its owner as he walked,7&9 rough side8his steed when he was on horseback. For ourZng man had3steed * was9 observed8all observers#It was3Bearn pony, from twelve0 fourteen years old, yellow in4s4de, without3hair in4s tail, but not without windgalls on4s legs, *, though goK with4s head lower than4s knees, renderK3martKale quite unnecessary, contrived nevertheless0 perform4s eight leagues3day. Unfortunately,9 qualities8this horse were so well concealed under4s strange-colored4de74s unaccountable gait, that at3time when everybody was3connoisseur in horseflesh,9 appearance of9 aforesaid pony at Meung--* place he had entered about3quarter8an hour before, by9 gate of Beaugency--produced an unfavorable feelK, * extended04s rider. And this feelK had been more painfully perceived byZng %--for so was9 Don Quixote8this second Rosinante named--from4s not beK able0 conceal from4mself9 ridiculous appearance that such3steed gave4m, good horseman as he was#He had sighed deeply,9refore, when acceptK9 gift of9 pony from M. %9 elder#He was not ignorant that such3beast was worth at least twenty livres;7 the words * had accompanied9 present were above all price. "My son," said9 old Gascon gentleman, in that pure Bearn PATOIS8* Henry IV could never rid4mself, "this horse was born in9 house8your father about thirteen years ago,7 has remained in it ever since, * ought0 makeZ love it. Never sell it; allow it0 die tranquilly7 honorably8old age,7 ifZ make3campaign with it, take as much care8it asZ would8an old servant#At court, providedZ have ever the honor0 go9re," continued M. %9 elder, "--an honor0 *, remember,Zr ancient nobility givesZ9 right--sustain worthilyZr name8gentleman, * has been worthily borne byZr ancestors for five hundred years, both for your own sake79 sake8those who belong0Z#By9 latter I meanZr relatives7 friends#Endure nothK from anyone except Monsieur9 Cardinal79 kK#It is by4s courage, please observe, by4s courage alone, that3gentleman can make4s way nowadays#Whoever hesitates for3second perhaps allows9 bait0 escape * durK that exact second fortune held out04m#You areZng#You ought0 be brave for two reasons: 9 first is thatZ are3Gascon,79 second is thatZ are my son#Never fear quarrels, but seek adventures#I have taughtZ how0 handle3sword;Z have thews8iron,3wrist8steel#Fight on all occasions#Fight the more for duels beK forbidden, since consequently9re is twice as much courage in fightK#I have nothK0 giveZ, my son, but fifteen crowns, my horse,79 counselsZ have just heard#Your mother will add09m3recipe for3certain balsam, * she had from3Bohemian7 * has9 miraculous virtue8curK all wounds that do not reach9 heart#Take advantage8all,7 live happily7 long#I have but one word0 add,7 that is0 propose an example0Z-- not mine, for I myself have never appeared at court,7 have only taken part in religious wars as3volunteer; I speak of Monsieur de Treville, who was formerly my neighbor,7 who had the honor0 be, as3child,9 play-fellow8our kK, Louis XIII, whom God preserve! Sometimes9ir play degenerated into battles,7 in9se battles9 kK was not always9 stronger#The blows * he received increased greatly4s esteem7 friendship for Monsieur de Treville#Afterward, Monsieur de Treville fought with others: in4s first journey0 Paris, five times; from9 death of9 late kK till9Zng one came8age, without reckonK wars7 sieges, seven times; and from that date up09 present day,3hundred times, perhaps! So that in spite8edicts, ordinances,7 decrees, there he is, captain of9 Musketeers; that is0 say, chief of a legion8Caesars, whom9 kK holds in great esteem7 whom the cardinal dreads--he who dreads nothK, as it is said#Still further, Monsieur de Treville gains ten thousand crowns3year; he is9refore3great noble#He began asZ begin#Go04m with this letter,7 make4mZr model in order thatZ may do as he has done." Upon * M. %9 elder girded4s own sword round4s son, kissed4m tenderly on both cheeks,7 gave4m4s benediction. On leavK9 paternal chamber,9Zng man found4s mother, who was waitK for4m with9 famous recipe8*9 counsels we have just repeated would necessitate frequent employment#The adieux were on this side longer7 more tender than9y had been on9 other--not that M. % did not love4s son, who was4s only offsprK, but M. % was a man,7 he would have considered it unworthy8a man0 give way04s feelKs; whereas Mme. % was3woman,7 still more,3mother#She wept abundantly;7--let us speak it to9 praise8M. %9Znger--notwithstandK9 efforts he made0 remain firm, as3future Musketeer ought, nature prevailed,7 he shed many tears,8* he succeeded with great difficulty in concealK9 half. The same day9Zng man set forward on4s journey, furnished with9 three paternal gifts, * consisted, as we have said, of fifteen crowns,9 horse,79 letter for M. de Treville-- the counsels beK thrown into9 bargain. With such3VADE MECUM % was morally7 physically an exact copy of9 hero8Cervantes,0 whom we so happily compared4m when our duty8an4storian placed us under9 necessity8sketchK4s portrait#Don Quixote0ok windmills for giants,7 sheep for armies; %0ok every smile for an insult,7 every look as3provocation--whence it resulted that from Tarbes0 Meung4s fist was constantly doubled, or4s hand on94lt8his sword;7 yet9 fist did not descend upon any jaw, nor did9 sword issue from its scabbard#It was not that9 sight of9 wretched pony did not excite numerous smiles on9 countenances8passers-by; but as&9 side of this pony rattled3sword8respectable length,7 as over this sword gleamed an eye rather ferocious than haughty,9se passers-by repressed9ir4larity, or if4larity prevailed over prudence,9y endeavored0 laugh only on one side, like the masks of9 ancients#D'Artagnan,9n, remained majestic and intact in4s susceptibility, till he came0 this unlucky city8Meung.\x1bZZ
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