Duke


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DUKE. The title given to those who are in the highest rank of nobility in England.

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And the duke smiled, with a smile at once sad and charming.
cried Anne of Austria, with an accent of terror which proved how much greater an interest she took in the duke than she ventured to tell.
And, moreover, my dear duke," continued the minister of police, "we are almost assured that, in a very short time, the usurper will be insane.
murmured the duke, looking at the king and Dandre, who spoke alternately, like Virgil's shepherds.
This came to him soon and he used it well; for the Orsini, perceiving at length that the aggrandizement of the duke and the Church was ruin to them, called a meeting of the Magione in Perugia.
When the duke occupied the Romagna he found it under the rule of weak masters, who rather plundered their subjects than ruled them, and gave them more cause for disunion than for union, so that the country was full of robbery, quarrels, and every kind of violence; and so, wishing to bring back peace and obedience to authority, he considered it necessary to give it a good governor.
Then the duke put to Pistache this difficult question, who was the greatest thief in the world?
Then is it not," resumed the duke, "the Superintendent Emery, who gave his son, when he was married, three hundred thousand francs and a house, compared to which the Tuileries are a heap of ruins and the Louvre a paltry building?
Your majesty seems to insist greatly on that point," interrupted the duke.
Gentlemen, the Duke does really feel the bitterness about the curse that he uttered just now.
Nothing at all," the Duke said, rising to his feet.
I became a - er - general member of this Society," the Duke continued, "sympathising heartily with its objects as explained to me by you, Prince, and believing, although to confess it is somewhat of a humiliation, that a certain amount of - er - combination amongst the aristocracy has become necessary to resist the terrible increase of Socialism which we must all so much deplore.