This is what he called "coming to a tragic end." This is what is to be read, on the subject of his dramatic triumphs, in 1483, in the accounts of the "Ordinary:" "To Jehan Marchand and Pierre Gringoire, carpenter and composer, who have made and composed the mystery made at the ChÃ£telet of Paris, at the entry of Monsieur the Legate, and have ordered the personages, clothed and dressed the same, as in the said mystery was required; and likewise, for having made the scaffoldings thereto
necessary; and for this deed,--one hundred livres."
For want of more exalted adversaries Dominic turned his audacity fertile in impious stratagems against the powers of the earth, as represented by the institution of Custom-houses and every mortal belonging thereto
- scribes, officers, and guardacostas afloat and ashore.
I even meditated at one time a visit to the remote posts of the company in the boats which annually ascended the lakes and rivers, being thereto
invited by one of the partners; and I have ever since regretted that I was prevented by circumstances from carrying my intention into effect.
For so much was then subject to demonstration, that the globe of the earth had great parts beyond the Atlantic, which mought be probably conceived not to be all sea: and adding thereto
the tradition in Plato's Timaeus, and his Atlanticus, it mought encourage one to turn it to a prediction.
To escape the past and all that appertained thereto
was to annihilate it, and to do that she would have to get away.
Moreover, the people may be allowed to have a vote in whatever bill is proposed, but may not themselves propose anything contrary thereto
; or they may give their advice, while the power of determining may be with the magistrates only.
It was a fixed belief with Madame Lebrun that the conduct of the universe and all things pertaining thereto
would have been manifestly of a more intelligent and higher order had not Monsieur Lebrun been removed to other spheres during the early years of their married life.
The condition with which alone we have here to concern ourselves was one which provided that each of the two lovers, hereafter to be called the husband of the one part and the wife of the other part, solemnly bound themselves to spend one calendar month of each year out of each other's society, with full and free liberty to spend it wheresoever, with whomsoever, and howsoever they pleased; and that this condition was rigidly to be maintained, whatever immediate effort it might cost, as the parties thereto
believed that so would their love the more likely maintain an enduring tenderness and an unwearied freshness.
The desert has all the dangers of the sea, including the risk of being swallowed up, and added thereto
are unendurable fatigues and privations."
Each must hie to her own home; wend you we might do all these journeys in one so brief life as He hath appointed that created life, and thereto death likewise with help of Adam, who by sin done through persuasion of his helpmeet, she being wrought upon and bewrayed by the beguilements of the great enemy of man, that serpent hight Satan, aforetime consecrated and set apart unto that evil work by over- mastering spite and envy begotten in his heart through fell ambitions that did blight and mildew a nature erst so white and pure whenso it hove with the shining multitudes its brethren-born in glade and shade of that fair heaven wherein all such as native be to that rich estate and --"
Belike were none in the world more holy than these; for they gave themselves to study of pious books, and spoke not the one to the other, or indeed to any, and ate decayed herbs and naught thereto, and slept hard, and prayed much, and washed never; also they wore the same garment until it fell from their bodies through age and decay.