In a word, those gentlemen, Gascons indeed, so bewildered him with fine words, and he is so flattered by his rapidly established intimacy with the French marshals, and so dazzled by the sight of Murat's mantle and ostrich plumes, qu'il n'y voit que du feu, et oublie celui qu'il devait faire faire sur l'ennemi! *(2) In spite of the animation of his speech, Bilibin did not forget to pause after this mot to give time for its due appreciation.
Ah! contre les douleurs il n'y a pas d'autre asile. *
"Co-o-om-pa-ny!" roared the tipsy peasant with a beatific smile as he looked at Ilyin talking to the girl.
"Du sublime (he saw something sublime in himself) au ridicule il n'y a qu'un pas," * said he.