By Marcel Proust
Rather than memorizing vocabulary phrases, paintings your manner via a precise well-written novel. Even newcomers can persist with alongside as each one person English paragraph is paired with the corresponding French paragraph. It won't be a simple undertaking, yet you'll study much
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7-8. ' ••• ex omn! parte se intuencium abllque fllge rcmcdio ill hOBtium putcstate, tanquam in medio sagene, conclu8os, & a feritate barbarica turn infclicitcr captivatos. , xii. , 9-10. crilegus heu! nt amplexibus pUdicicic conjugalii/ BIRTH OF AN EPOCH 33 to humiliate the powerless defence. 1 The narrative, taken as a whole, is in reality a homily and an exhortation with the events of 129 I as a mere frame and text. Thaddeo sees the hand of Providence in it all. These disasters are God's punishment of the Christians for their sins, and the infidels are the instruments with which He displays His wrath.
Two hundred priests and members of religious ordcrs,6 says the author, gathered together in the form of a battalion and, without other arms than the Cross which led them, hul"led themselves on the lines of the enemy only to be cut to pieces by the sword. ilrly 11$ 1873, it seems to have escaped the attention of most subsequent historians c)f till! crusade. The date of its redaction is placed by Comte Rilll1t, I'lp. , ix, 39; 'in partibus Syriae olim degenti'. , x, 25, 26. , 25-6, 28, 31, 3i!. , x.
Qmlrkrs and the uncertainty of hand-to-hand fighting with a stct·lclad enemy. ~s capable of cmittir1g thick f\lnw~ of sulphur and ammonia. ll These were plan·cl in th(! defective parts of walls and in mines and set alight. t~ the mailed knight in his slow movement. l) in the same light and with the same earnestness as the :trustIes of primitive Islam. ; who had betrayed their Goo and renounced their faith, nT recruited from distant regions and tribes of obscure ori~il1, they often gave themselves up to excesses, dcbnut:hcry :md orgies of the worst type.
Swann's Way (Bilingual Edition, English - French) by Marcel Proust