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There were a few diversions, however, particularly the evening meetings of the savants who would later organize the Institut d’Égypte. Bonaparte took these meetings seriously and made his generals and staff attend. He could not always control such a diverse crowd, however. Several officers were unimpressed and obviously bored with scholarly discussions. A participant claimed Lannes and Junot were the worst behaved, joking with each other and making rude remarks while the savants attempted to educate them. Junot would deliberately mispronounce Lannes’s name as one of his better jokes, calling him l’âne, or ass. Lannes told Bonaparte that nobody could hear the scholars over Junot’s snores rumbling from the back of the crowded gathering. Bonaparte excused Junot from further sessions, but he made Lannes stay, fidgety, bored, with no one to listen his sotto voce comments.

Margaret S. Chrisawn, The Emperor’s Friend: Marshal Jean Lannes. (via valinaraii)

Madame Chrisawn is actually on Tumblr if my memory serves correct, she’s probably staying 100000 miles away from us heathens though.

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Actually, I’m right here with you folks.  Where else would I be except in the middle of a bunch of irreverent and highly educated people who know how much fun we can have with all these Napoleonic icons?  Some of them have been on pedestals far too long, dont’cha think?  Well, not Jean—I’ve spent a lot of time rescuing him from relative obscurity back in the day.  

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OMG, oh I love your biography of Jean…

There were a few diversions, however, particularly the evening meetings of the savants who would later organize the Institut d’Égypte. Bonaparte took these meetings seriously and made his generals and staff attend. He could not always control such a diverse crowd, however. Several officers were unimpressed and obviously bored with scholarly discussions. A participant claimed Lannes and Junot were the worst behaved, joking with each other and making rude remarks while the savants attempted to educate them. Junot would deliberately mispronounce Lannes’s name as one of his better jokes, calling him l’âne, or ass. Lannes told Bonaparte that nobody could hear the scholars over Junot’s snores rumbling from the back of the crowded gathering. Bonaparte excused Junot from further sessions, but he made Lannes stay, fidgety, bored, with no one to listen his sotto voce comments.
Margaret S. Chrisawn, The Emperor’s Friend: Marshal Jean Lannes. (via valinaraii)
thelazypaul:

true detective / game of thrones on We Heart It.

thelazypaul:

true detective / game of thrones on We Heart It.

mikroeinaitomatisou:

If in the show Oberyn doesn’t say any of the:

  • "If you die before you say her name, ser, I will hunt you through all seven hells."
  • Elia Martell, Princess of Dorne.
  • Elia Martell, Princess of Dorne, you raped her. You murdered her. You killed her children.

  • I came to hear confess

I will cry.

But if show!Oberyn says them, I will cry.

nitratediva:

Fredric March and Gary Cooper reach across the boundaries of time to flirt with us from the Paramount lot.


Władysław Czachórski The Flowers 1903 details

Władysław Czachórski The Flowers 1903 details

Il n’y a pas de plus profonde solitude que celle du samouraï.
Si ce n’est celle d’un tigre dans la jungle…
Peut-être…
Bushido
quoted in Melville, Le Samouraï, 1967 (via coffeeandlemon)

Le Samouraï (1967)

carolathhabsburg:

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