lmlatin

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les mis characters + latin mottoscombeferre

“The headlong precipitation of a people into the truth, a ‘93, terrified him; nevertheless, stagnation was still more repulsive to him…Combeferre would have knelt and clasped his hands to enable the future to arrive in all its candor, and that nothing might disturb the immense and virtuous evolution of the races.”

(III.IV.i.)

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les mis characters + latin mottosjavert

“[H]e was conscious of an indescribable foundation of rigidity, regularity, and probity…He enveloped in a blind and profound faith every one who had a function in the state, from the prime minister to the rural policeman. He covered with scorn, aversion, and disgust every one who had once crossed the legal threshold of evil. He was absolute, and admitted no exceptions.”

(I.V.v.)

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les mis characters + latin mottosjean valjean

“…I bequeath to [Cosette] the two candlesticks which stand on the chimney-piece. They are of silver, but to me they are gold, they are diamonds; they change candles which are placed in them into wax-tapers. I do not know whether the person who gave them to me is pleased with me yonder on high. I have done what I could.”

(V.IX.v.)