He had been attracted by the Gallic
look of the window, in which was generally an uncooked steak on one plate and on each side two dishes of raw vegetables.
Here and there were new brick houses and shops, just set up by bustling, driving, and eager men of traffic from the Atlantic States; while, on the other hand, the old French mansions, with open casements, still retained the easy, indolent air of the original colonists; and now and then the scraping of a fiddle, a strain of an ancient French song, or the sound of billiard balls, showed that the happy Gallic
turn for gayety and amusement still lingered about the place.
I fancied myself at Berlin, Unter den Linden, and I reflected that, having taken the serious step of visiting the head-quarters of the Gallic
genius, I should try and project myself; as much as possible, into the circumstances which are in part the consequence and in part the cause of its irrepressible activity.
In form and features he might be pronounced English, though even there one caught a dash of something Gallic
; but he had no English shyness: he had learnt somewhere, somehow, the art of setting himself quite at his ease, and of allowing no insular timidity to intervene as a barrier between him and his convenience or pleasure.
It is very Gallic
; they play the cock so in the best society."
But his antimilitarism was of a peculiar and Gallic
The marchande de mode who employed Adrienne was as rusee as a politician who had followed all the tergiversations of Gallic
policy, since the year '89.
"And, Miss Eyre, so much was I flattered by this preference of the Gallic
sylph for her British gnome, that I installed her in an hotel; gave her a complete establishment of servants, a carriage, cashmeres, diamonds, dentelles, &c.
"In the meanwhile," continued the magistrate, "our codes are in full force, with all their contradictory enactments derived from Gallic
customs, Roman laws, and Frank usages; the knowledge of all which, you will agree, is not to be acquired without extended labor; it needs tedious study to acquire this knowledge, and, when acquired, a strong power of brain to retain it."
"Je suis triste," said Valentin, with Gallic
What have they given us in return for all this Gallic
history, for all this Gothic art?
8 B.C., author of an universal history ending with Caesar's Gallic