The Black Tulip (FULL Audiobook) by Alexandre Dumas - part 1
26 сентября 2013

The Black Tulip (FULL Audiobook) by Alexandre Dumas - part 1

The Black Tulip (FULL Audiobook) by Alexandre Dumas - part 1
The Black Tulip audiobook by Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) Unknown translator The Black Tulip, written by Alexandre Dumas p?re and published in 1850, is a historical novel placed in the time of Tulipmania in the Netherlands. The novel begins with the 1672 politically motivated mob lynching of the de Witt brothers and then follows the story of Cornelius van Baerle, godson of Cornelius de Wit. Cornelius Van Baerle has joined the race to breed a truly black tulip -- and to win the prize of 100,000 guilders, as well as fame and honour. As he nears his goal he is jailed and then of course rescued -- by the beautiful Rosa, daughter of the jailer. (summary by gailtv)
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#1 написал: chicot108 (28 сентября 2013 09:06)
"Learning does not make one learned: there are those who have knowledge and those who have? understanding.? The first requires memory, the second philosophy." -Alexander Dumas
#2 написал: chicot108 (28 сентября 2013 09:06)
"Now, I-I,? also I, here present -incontestably, I- am going to write an order to which I am certain you? will give credence, Baisemeaux turned pale at the icy assurance of manner. It seemed to him that that voice of the bishop who was just now so smiling and cheerful, had become funereal and sad; that the wax lights changed into the candles of a mortuary chapel, and the glasses of wine into chalices of blood. Aramis took a pen and, and wrote. Baisemeaux, in terror, read over his shoulder.
#3 написал: chicot108 (28 сентября 2013 09:06)
"A.M.D.G., wrote the bishop; and he drew a cross under these four letters, which signify ad majorem Dei gloriam, "to the greater glory of God"; and thus he continued, It is our pleasure? that the order brought to Monsieur de Baisemeaux de Montlezun, governor for the king of the castle of the Bastille, be held? by him good and effectual, and be immediately carried into operation. (Signed) D'Herblay, "General of the order, by the grace of God."
#4 написал: chicot108 (28 сентября 2013 09:06)
"The [Jesuit Superior] General is at the head of this black and mute militia, which thinks, wills, acts, obeys -- [as] the passive instrument of his designs. Their whole life?? must have? but one? aim -- the advancement of the [Jesuit] Order to which they are attached."? (1912) Jeremiah J. Crowley (Irishman; ex-priest in the Roman Catholic Church; author of the book Romanism: Menace to the Nation)
#5 написал: chicot108 (28 сентября 2013 09:06)
'Nearly all the Kings and Sovereigns of Europe had only Jesuits as directors of their consciences [i.e., as confessor-priests], so that the? whole of Europe appeared to be governed by? Jesuits only.'" (1927; using a? short quote by Jesuit Cordara) Boyd Barrett (Ex-Jesuit)
#6 написал: chicot108 (28 сентября 2013 09:06)
"In Roman Catholic circles it is well known? that the Black? Pope is the term used for the [Superior] General of the Jesuits. As the Pope is always robed in white, and the [Jesuit Superior] General in? black, the contrast is obvious
#7 написал: chicot108 (28 сентября 2013 09:06)
But those? Romanists who do not greatly love the Jesuits,? and their? number is not limited, use the term as indicating that the Black Pope rules the White Pope...even while the former [i.e., the Black Pope] is obligated to make, at least, a? show of submission to the latter." (1896) M.F. Cusack (Ex-nun of Kenmore; author of the? book The Black Pope)
#8 написал: chicot108 (28 сентября 2013 09:06)
This passage is from The? incredible marquis by Herbert Gorman entitled? the soldier? of fortune(chapter six) It was? natural that Dumas believed implicitly in?? the magic of somnambulism, in? animal? magnetism and in chiromancy. No Haitian negro dancing before his Voodoo altar was more superstitious than Dumas. Home, to Dumas, therefore, was an authentically inspired adept in communicating with unseen world.
#9 написал: chicot108 (28 сентября 2013 09:06)
"It is impossible to read Elizabethan history [i.e., the history surrounding Queen Elizabeth I of England; queen:? 1558-1603] except in the? context of an army of Jesuits, masters of deceit, treachery, treason,? infiltration, subversion,? assassination, insurrection,? civil war and coercion, plotting for the good of the papacy, and the defeat of all the Pope's? foes anywhere in the world." (1987) J.E.C. Shepherd (Canadian historian)
#10 написал: chicot108 (28 сентября 2013 09:06)
Have we succeeded? We think so. Before? long we shall have covered? with? our narratives an enormous?? period? of? time; between the "Comtesse? de Salisbury' and? the? "Comte? de Monte Christo" five centuries? and a half are compresed. Well, we? assert that we have taught France as?? much history about? those five? centuries? and? a half as any? historian.
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