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The favorite of two kings, immensely rich, all-powerful in a kingdom which he disordered at his fancy and calmed again at his caprice, George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, had lived one of those fabulous existences which survive, in the course of centuries, to astonish posterity.
George Villiers placed himself before the glass, as we have said, restored the undulations to his beautiful hair, which the weight of his hat had disordered, twisted his mustache, and, his heart swelling with joy, happy and proud at being near the moment he had so long sighed for, he smiled upon himself with pride and hope.
he exclaimed, "why, you are Scarlett Trent, the man whom I met with poor Villiers in Bekwando years ago.
He lent them willingly; and Philip became acquainted with Flaubert and Balzac, with Verlaine, Heredia, and Villiers de l'Isle Adam.
Such is that memorable story of the ghost of George Villiers, which might with more propriety have been made a present of to Dr Drelincourt, to have kept the ghost of Mrs Veale company, at the head of his Discourse upon Death, than have been introduced into so solemn a work as the History of the Rebellion.
The same day on which Robert d'Estouteville took the place of Jacques de Villiers in the provostship of Paris, Master Jehan Dauvet replaced Messire Helye de Thorrettes in the first presidency of the Court of Parliament, Jehan Jouvenel des Ursins supplanted Pierre de Morvilliers in the office of chancellor of France, Regnault des Dormans ousted Pierre Puy from the charge of master of requests in ordinary of the king's household.
SOUTH AFRICA v INDIA Sky Cricket, 11am By James Milton SOUTH AFRICA'S AB de Villiers missed the first three matches of the six-ODI series against India but the brilliant batsman is back for the game at The Wanderers, one of his favourite venues.
Summary: Johannesburg [South Africa], Feb 1 (ANI): South African Test opener Aiden Markram will replace injured batsman AB de Villiers for the first One-Day International (ODI) of the six-match series against India at Kingsmead on Thursday.
LONDON -- South Africa captain AB de Villiers wants the Twenty20 series against England to help soothe the Proteas' wounds after their early exit from the Champions Trophy.
Dubai: Kings XI Punjab scored an emphatic eight wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore despite AB De Villiers, playing his first match for Bangalore after recovering from an injury, lighting up the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore through an electrifying unbeaten 89.
A Chewin' the Fat fan has fooled transport bosses into issuing a Ronald Villiers rail card.
No sooner have a battered and bruised England waved good riddance to the powerhitting of Chris Gayle, who flew on to Bangalore yesterday, they find AB de Villiers ready and waiting for them today.
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