Fouquet's, and that former monarchs gave the right to the seigneurs of Belle-Isle to arm their people.
Then," said the honest seigneur of Bracieux, "you have rendered me a service, and I thank you for it; for if you had not deceived me, I might have deceived myself.
The poor Chevalier de Valois retained from his former life the need of bestowing gallant protection, a quality of the seigneurs of other days.
You've always seemed to me as fine as the gold they gild on lead; you were made to be the love of a great seigneur.
He was that absent-minded crank, a grand seigneur
husband who was in no one's way, and far from spoiling the high tone and general impression of the drawing room, he served, by the contrast he presented to her, as an advantageous background to his elegant and tactful wife.
Colbert, placed with Michel Letellier, secretary of state in 1648, by his cousin Colbert, Seigneur
de Saint-Penange, who protected him, received one day from the minister a commission for Cardinal Mazarin.
said D'Artagnan to himself, "can this be the Seigneur
du Vallon de Bracieux de Pierrefonds?
through his brother, Pierre, Seigneur
de Beaujeu, who had married the king's eldest daughter, and to Charles the Bold through his mother, Agnes of Burgundy.
I remember how I, invariably so taciturn, suddenly fastened upon Zverkov, when one day talking at a leisure moment with his schoolfellows of his future relations with the fair sex, and growing as sportive as a puppy in the sun, he all at once declared that he would not leave a single village girl on his estate unnoticed, that that was his droit de seigneur
, and that if the peasants dared to protest he would have them all flogged and double the tax on them, the bearded rascals.
Then D'Artagnan described the meeting which he had at the church, and how he had found that lady who, with the seigneur
in the black cloak and with the scar near his temple, filled his mind constantly.
A grand seigneur
combined with a great connoisseur," opined the other heavily.
In addition, he reviews Guy Lemarchand's Paysans et seigneurs
en Europe, and Jeff Horn's The Path Not Taken: French Industrialization in the Age of Revolution, 1750-1830.