"I am delighted to hear that Monsieur de Sales is a saint. He was fond of saying indelicate things, and used to cheat at cards. In other respects he was a perfect gentleman, though a fool."
Ambrose Bierce from Devil's Dictionary Quotes
"Monsieur, please be steadfast in walking in the vocation to which you are called."
St Vincent de Paul
" I can give you my word of honor."
"And pray what may be the value of that?" inquired the amused Regent.
"Monsieur, it is worth its weight in gold."
Ambrose Bierce-from Devil's Dictionary Quotes
"Monsieur l'abbé, I detest what you write, but I would give my life to make it possible for you to continue to write." Voltaire
"Might as well be frank, Monsieur. It would take a miracle to get you out of Casablanca, and the Germans have outlawed miracles." Sidney Greenstreet from CASABLANCA
"For the love of Heaven, of justice, of generosity, of the honour of your noble name, I supplicate you, Monsieur heretofore the Marquis, to succour and release me. My fault is that I have been true to you. Oh, Monsieur heretofore the Marquis, I pray you be true to me!" Charles Dickens-A Tale of Two Cities
the impeccable frock coats from Christian Dior's haute couture collection,Fall 2014.
what madame wouldn't give her eye teeth to wear?
detail by Jacopo Amignoni, the singer Farinelli and friends
Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais,1755, by Nattier
Louis de Bourbon, Comte de Clermont, 1771, by François-Hubert Drouais
Thomas Wentworth, 1761, by Joseph Blackburn
Admiral The Honourable Charles Stewart, by Allan Ramsay
detail Grand Duke Paul (later the Emperor Paul I), 1764, by Vigilius-Eriksen