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The idea of this contrast was taken from the ingenious and unfortunate Logan's tragedy of Runnamede, in which, about the same period of history, the author had seen the Saxon and Norman barons opposed to each other on different sides of the stage.
Monsieur," said the baron to the duke, "all the servants of his majesty must approve of the latest intelligence which we have from the Island of Elba.
Such barons have states and their own subjects, who recognize them as lords and hold them in natural affection.
Quite so, your Excellency," the Baron was saying as we entered the Library.
As for the Baron, he was tall, wizened, bony-faced after the German fashion, spectacled, and, apparently, about forty-five years of age.
Mademoiselle is the daughter of a most faithful friend of the Emperor, the Baron di Piombo.
le Baron du Vallon de Bracieux de Pierrefonds," continued D'Artagnan.
And shouting horsemen are galloping from group to group, and little banners are fluttering lazily in the warm breeze, and every now and then there is a deeper stir as the ranks make way on either side, and some great Baron on his war-horse, with his guard of squires around him, passes along to take his station at the head of his serfs and vassals.
But tell me," he added with studied carelessness as if it had only just occurred to him, though the question he was about to ask was the chief motive of his visit, "is it true that the Dowager Empress wants Baron Funke to be appointed first secretary at Vienna?
Side by side with His Excellency the Baron Hesho, the contrasts in feature and expression were so marked as to make it hard, indeed, to believe that these two men could belong to the same nation.
I am the Baron D'Evignon," he announced, "second secretary at the Embassy here.
under the name of Baron Rivar, and in the character of her brother) was her brother at all.