periphery87:

A Very Astute Observation About Cats, by Victor Hugo

Still true!

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edgarallans:

it will be remembered that she was more of a lark than a dove.

Les Mis Modern Aesthetic, Musichetta

“And you, Jolllly, where do you stand in your entanglement with Mamselle—you know whom I mean?”

“She sulks at me with cruel patience.”

“Yet you are a lover to soften the heart with gauntness.”

“Alas!”

“In your place, I would let her alone.”

“That is easy enough to say.”

“And to do. Is not her name Musichetta?”

“Yes. Ah! my poor Bahorel, she is a superb girl, very literary, with tiny feet, little hands, she dresses well, and is white and dimpled, with the eyes of a fortune-teller. I am wild over her.”

Les Miserables, Victor Hugo, 3.4.4

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timeinyourteeth:

those who barely missed becoming historic: laigle ‘bossuet’ de meaux

Bossuet was a gay but unlucky fellow. His specialty was not to succeed in anything. As an offset, he laughed at everything. He possessed knowledge and wit, but all he did miscarried. He soon reached his last sou, never his last burst of laughter. When adversity entered his doors, he saluted this old acquaintance cordially. 

thedamnstars:

Barricade Boys Feuilly (9/?)

Feuilly was a workingman, a fan-maker, orphaned both of father and mother, who earned with difficulty three francs a day, and had but one thought, to deliver the world. He had one other preoccupation, to educate himself; he called this also, delivering himself. 

thedamnstars:

Barricade Boys Bahorel (8/?)

“Bahorel was a good-natured mortal, who kept bad company, brave, a spendthrift, prodigal, and to the verge of generosity, talkative, and at times eloquent, bold to the verge of effrontery; the best fellow possible…”