In the prince's household," said De Wardes, looking up with an air of consideration, "let me see -- the appointment of the master of the horse is vacant, I believe.
an appointment more valuable than a peerage; for it gives precedence over all the marechals of France.
In any case it must have been very recently, for the appointment was vacant eight days ago; a proof of which is, that the king refused Monsieur, who solicited the post for one of his proteges.
The count, in the presence of his tradespeople and of his servants, was engaged in praising or blaming, as the case seemed to deserve, the appointments, horses, and harness that were being submitted to him; when, in the midst of this important occupation, the name of Manicamp was announced.
By the by, De Wardes," continued De Guiche, "you who are so well acquainted with these matters, can you tell us, probably, what appointments are still vacant at the court; or rather in the prince's household?
Germaine, how my wife's far-away cousin kept an appointment with a ghost, and what came of it.
The passenger's appointment proved to be the salvation of a whole ship's company.
It is all-important, for the sake of the monarchy and of religion itself that you should receive this appointment.
Uncle Mitral, a former sheriff's officer, crafty, clever at sharp practice, and full of expedients and judicial precautions, believed the honor of his family to be involved in the appointment of his nephew.
First of all, we must make sure of Baudoyer's appointment, and des Lupeaulx will get it for us on these terms; after that is settled we will hand him back to you.
This appointment, we repeat, will be an act of justice and good policy; consequently we may be sure it will not be made.
The only way to save Rabourdin is to bring his appointment before the Council, unless I submit to having my hand forced.