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It behoved him, therefore, to upset this state of affairs and embroil the powers, so as to make himself securely master of part of their states.
If I did not despise the whole world most profoundly, I would embroil Mazarin with the queen-mother, France with Spain, and I would make a queen after my own fashion.
Every folly you committed would embroil you with the court and they would put you into the Bastile, instead of Vincennes.