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Nevers

(French nəvɛr)
n
(Placename) a city in central France: capital of the former duchy of Nivernais; engineering industry. Pop: 40 131 (2006)
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Say this to him: `Sire, you are deceived as to the feeling in France, as to the opinions of the towns, and the prejudices of the army; he whom in Paris you call the Corsican ogre, who at Nevers is styled the usurper, is already saluted as Bonaparte at Lyons, and emperor at Grenoble.
This man was Armand Jean Duplessis, Cardinal de Richelieu; not such as he is now represented--broken down like an old man, suffering like a martyr, his body bent, his voice failing, buried in a large armchair as in an anticipated tomb; no longer living but by the strength of his genius, and no longer maintaining the struggle with Europe but by the eternal application of his thoughts--but such as he really was at this period; that is to say, an active and gallant cavalier, already weak of body, but sustained by that moral power which made of him one of the most extraordinary men that ever lived, preparing, after having supported the Duc de Nevers in his duchy of Mantua, after having taken Nimes, Castres, and Uzes, to drive the English from the Isle of Re and lay siege to La Rochelle.
That head has never conspired," murmured he, "but it matters not; we will see.
But, monseigneur, I know nothing about them; I have never seen her.
The house of Nevers, the house of Rome, the house of Reims, which have disappeared; the Hôtel de Cluny, which still exists, for the consolation of the artist, and whose tower was so stupidly deprived of its crown a few years ago.
Let us say here that a prince's apartment was then composed of never less than eleven large rooms, from the chamber of state to the oratory, not to mention the galleries, baths, vapor-baths, and other "superfluous places," with which each apartment was provided; not to mention the private gardens for each of the king's guests; not to mention the kitchens, the cellars, the domestic offices, the general refectories of the house, the poultry-yards, where there were twenty-two general laboratories, from the bakehouses to the wine-cellars; games of a thousand sorts, malls, tennis, and riding at the ring; aviaries, fishponds, menageries, stables, barns, libraries, arsenals and foundries.
As for the Palace of the Bourse, which is Greek as to its colonnade, Roman in the round arches of its doors and windows, of the Renaissance by virtue of its flattened vault, it is indubitably a very correct and very pure monument; the proof is that it is crowned with an attic, such as was never seen in Athens, a beautiful, straight line, gracefully broken here and there by stovepipes.
Address : 1 Avenue Patrick Guillot Bp 49, 58033, Nevers, F
New researchshows that four of the top 10 streaming shows among Cord Nevers (defined as TV viewers who have never paid for a traditional TV connection) do not even appear among the favorites of Cord Cutters (defined as viewers who had and then eliminated standard TV subscriptions).
Having survived a career teaching chemical engineering at the University of Utah, de Nevers updates his textbook for juniors in chemical or environmental engineering.
But critics point out that by singling out evolution as "controversial," Nevers is echoing standard creationist rhetoric.
Ariane Boltanski, Les ducs de Nevers et l'etat royal: Genese d'un compromis (ca 1550-ca 1600).