Besides, Maximilian Morrel, though hardly two and twenty, had great influence over his father.
They had expected Maximilian since the previous evening.
"Julie," said Madame Morrel, making a sign to the young man, "go and tell your father that Maximilian has just arrived." The young lady rushed out of the apartment, but on the first step of the staircase she found a man holding a letter in his hand.
Maximilian sprang down the staircase, and threw his arms round his father's neck; but suddenly he recoiled, and placed his right hand on Morrel's breast.
"Maximilian," replied Morrel, looking fixedly at his son, "you are a man, and a man of honor.
And with a firm step Morrel went up to his study, while Maximilian followed him, trembling as he went.
"And in half an hour," said Maximilian in a gloomy voice, "our name is dishonored!"
You have a calm, strong mind, Maximilian. Maximilian, you are no ordinary man.
Fra Luca, the man of affairs to Maximilian,[*] the present emperor, speaking of his majesty, said: He consulted with no one, yet never got his own way in anything.
[*] Maximilian I, born in 1459, died 1519, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
Then arrived, two by two, with a gravity which made a contrast in the midst of the frisky ecclesiastical escort of Charles de Bourbon, the eight and forty ambassadors of Maximilian
of Austria, having at their head the reverend Father in God, Jehan, Abbot of Saint-Bertin, Chancellor of the Golden Fleece, and Jacques de Goy, Sieur Dauby, Grand Bailiff of Ghent.
I cannot feel friendly toward my quondam fellow-American, Napoleon III., especially at this time,--[July, 1867.]--when in fancy I see his credulous victim, Maximilian
, lying stark and stiff in Mexico, and his maniac widow watching eagerly from her French asylum for the form that will never come--but I do admire his nerve, his calm self-reliance, his shrewd good sense.