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et jusque dans l'Égypte, pour lever le plan des into the Egypt, for to-raise the to draw

and until

and

even into Egypt,

plan of-the plans of the

forces de ces états. Il

villes, et l'informer des towns, and him to-inform of-the towns, and to inform him of the strength of these states. It

forces of these states. It

est certain que si quelqu'un eût pu renverser is certain that if some one might-have been-able is certain that if

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to-overturn

anybody could have overthrown

Persans et des

Persians and of-the

Persians and of the

ensuite en Italie, c'étoit Charles afterwards into Italy, it t was Charles

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crossed over into Italy, it was Charles the Twelfth.

He

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enterprising, enterprising,

as

warlike, warlike, as

entreprenant, plus infatigable, plus robuste, et plus more indefatigable, more robust, and more more indefatigable, more robust, and more et les Suédois valoient peut-être

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mieux que les Macédoniens: mais de pareils projets,

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but of such-like projects,

superior to the Macedonians: but projects like these,

qui sont traités de divins quand ils réussissent, when they succeed, they succeed,

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ses volontés exécutées: après avoir humilié l'Empeexecuted: after to have humbled the Empe

desires executed: after having humbled the Empeon donné la loi dans l'Empire, avoir protégé la given the law in the Empire, to-have protected the For and given law in the Empire; after having protected the religion Luthérienne au milieu des Catholiques,

at-the middle of-the

religion in the midst of

détrône un roi, couronné un autre;

crowned

another;

dethroned one king, and crowned another;

la terreur de tous les princes, il

Catholics, Catholics;

se voyant himself seeing finding himself

prepared to

se prépara à the terror of all the princes, he himself prepared to the terror. of all Sovereigns, he partir. Les délices de la Saxe, où il étoit resté to depart The delights of the Saxony, where he was remained set out. The luxuries of Saxony, where he had remained oisif une année, n'avoient en rien adouci sa manière : year, not had in nothing softened his manner dar in idleness, had in no respect softened his manner Vivre. Il montoit à cheval trois fois par jour, Het mounted to horse three times by day,

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living He rode on horseback three times а day, se levoit à quatre heures du matin, s'habilloit hours of-the morning, himself + dressed rose at four o'clock in the morning, dressed himself

restoit à table qu'un remained at table than a remained at table only a

quart d'heure, exerçoit ses troupes tous les jours, quarter of hour, t exercised his troops all the days, quarter of an hour, exercised his troops every day

et ne connoissoit d'autre plaisir que celui de faire knew of other pleasure than that him knew no other pleasure than that of making

alte

Les Suédois ne savoient point encore

The Swedes not
The Swedes as

vouloit les mener.

† willed

them to-lead.

was going to lead them.

† knew

yet

l'armée que Charles

the army the army

où le Ror. yet where the King knew not whither the King

On se doutoit seulement dans
One oneself † doubted

It was only

only in surmised

pourroit aller à Moscou, Charles would-be-able to-go to Moscow. that Charles might perhaps go to Moscow

that

Il ordonna, quelques jours avant son départ; à son days before his departure, to his Some days before his departure, he ordered

He ordered,

some

Grand Maréchal des Logis, de lui donner par écrit Marshal of-the Lodges, of to-him to-give

Great

by writing

Grand Maréchal des Logis to give him in writing.

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ment à ce mot; et, pour que le Maréchal des Logis ment at this word; and, for that the Marshal of-the Lodges ment at that word; and, that the Maréchal des Logis

ne pût rien deviner de ses

not might-be-able nothing might not be able

projets, il ajouta to-guess of his projects, be added to guess at his projects, he added,

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toutes les capitales de l'Europe all the capitals of the Europe "to all the capitals of Europe.

en riant, "jusqu'à in laughing, "until to laughing,

these

Le maréchal lui apporta une liste de toutes The marshal to-him brought a 1. list of all The marshal brought him a list. of all these routes, à la tête desquelles il avoit affecté roads, at the head of-the-which he † had affected. routes, at the head of which he had ostentatiously

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qu'à y retourner; mais le Roi étoit bien eloigné

than to there to-return; than to

return;

but the King was well distanced but the King was

de senger à leur faire revoir leur

very far from

patrie:

from to-be-mindful to to-them to-make to-see-again their native-country:

intending that they should revisit their native country:

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auprès de Dresde: Charles étoit à la tête, courant Charles + was at the head, running Dresden; Charles was at its head, riding on,

to-the-near of Dresden: near

toujours, selon selon sa coutume, deux ou trois cents always, according-to his custom, as was his constant custom,

two

two

ог three hundreds or three hundred

pas devant ses gardes. On le perdit tout d'un

paces in-front-of his guards. paces in advance of his guards.

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One him lost
He

coup de vue: quelques officiers

stroke from sight: "disappeared:

some

some

all of a

suddenly

s'avancèrent à

officers

officers

themselves advanced at advanced at

bride, abattue pour savoir où il pouvoit être : on

bridle cast-down for to-know where he was-able to-be : one full.

¡gallop to ascertain where he could be; they courut de tous côtés, on ne le trouva point.

rån of all sides, one

Fade

in

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all directions, but without finding him.

. L'alarté est en un moment dans toute l'armée; on

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fait halte, les généraux s'assemblent: on étoit déjà themselves assemble: one † was already

makes halt, the generals

halted, the generals assembled,

dans la

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consternation; on apprit enfin d'un consternation; one learned at-last of a in the greatest consternation; at length they learned from a

in the

Saxon, qui passoit, ce qu'étoit devenu le Roi. Saxon, who † passed, that which was become the King. Saxon, who was passing, what was become of the King. L'envie lui avoit pris, en passant si près de Dresde, -The wish to-him had taken, in passing SO near of Dresden, In passing so near Dresden, he had suddenly conceived a desire d'aller rendre une visite au Roi

visit

Auguste.

to-the King
to King

Augustus.
Augustus.

Il étoit

Het was

He had

of to-go to-render a to go and pay a visit entré à cheval dans la ville, suivi de trois ou quatre entered to horse into the city, followed of three or four entered the town on horseback, followed by three or

officiers généraux.

four

On leur demanda leur nom à

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la barrière; Charles dit qu'il

the barrier; names;

their name at

they were asked their

s'appeloit Carl, et

Charles said that he himself + called Carl, and.
Charles said his name was Carl, and

qu'il étoit draban: chacun prit un nom supposé.

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name supposed. that he was a draban: they each took a feigned name.

Le Comte Flemming, les voyant
Flemming, them seeing
Count Flemming, who saw them

The Count

of

passer dans la

into the

to-pass
pass into the

place, n'eut que le temps de courir
place, not had than the time
square, had only just time to

maître. Tout ce

master. master.

.

avertir son

to-run to-advertise his run to apprise his

qu'on pouvoit faire dans une

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All that which one was-able to-do
All the advantage that might be taken of

occasion pareille s'étoit déjà présenté à l'idée

occasion

the idea

such-like itself was already presented to such an opportunity had already occurred to the mind

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