COLBERT


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Whilst saying these words, with perfectly Italian subtlety he snatched the packet from the hands of Colbert, and re-entered his apartments.
Mazarin, every morning, on opening his closet door, found the figure of Colbert like a sentinel behind the bench, and this disagreeable figure never failed to ask him humbly, but with tenacity, for the queen-mother's letter.
It may be judged by this single anecdote, what the character of Colbert was.
At forty millions, five hundred and sixty thousand, two hundred livres, nine cents, eight farthings," replied Colbert.
The cardinal heaved a deep sigh, and looked at Colbert with wonder, but he allowed a smile to steal across his lips.
Known money," added Colbert, in reply to that smile.
I mean," said Colbert, "that besides those forty millions, five hundred and sixty thousand, two hundred livres, nine cents, eight farthings, there are thirteen millions that are not known.
Mazarin looked at Colbert, who rose and took his hat saying: "I shall come again, my lord.
It was simply," replied Colbert, quickly, "the fear of causing your majesty the least delay; for, according to established etiquette, you cannot enter any place, with the exception of your own royal residences, until the soldiers' quarters have been marked out by the quartermaster, and the garrison properly distributed.
D'Artagnan looked as agreeable as possible, and Colbert as sulky as he could.
But the billeting of the king's military escort," objected Colbert, softly, "will make his majesty lose all the advantage of his speed, however quick he may be.
Colbert, who gives his own spin to the most serious political matters plaguing the country at present, armed himself with a fake self-prepared memo - a parody of Devin Nunes' infamous memo - and tried to persuade Adam Schiff (D-CA), Sen.