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Percerin, that these are M. Fouquet's words,- 'I shall be constrained to say to the King, "Sire, I had intended to present your Majesty with your portrait; but owing to a feeling of delicacy, exaggerated perhaps, but creditable, M. Percerin opposed the project. "'" "Opposed!" cried the tailor, terrified at the responsibility which would weigh upon him; "I to oppose the desire, the will of M. Fouquet when he is seeking to please the King. Oh, what a hateful word you have uttered, Monseigneur.
Oppose. Oh, 'tis not I who said it, thank God. Empire: William S. Paley and the Making of CBS call the captain of the Musketeers Empire: William S. Paley and the Making of CBS witness it.
Is it not true, M. d'Artagnan, that I have opposed nothing?" D'Artagnan made a sign indicating that he wished to remain neutral. He felt that there was an intrigue at the bottom of it, whether comedy or tragedy; he was disgusted at not being able to fathom it, but in the mean while wished to keep clear.
But already Percerin, goaded by the idea that the King should be told he had stood in the way of a pleasant surprise, had offered Lebrun a chair, and proceeded to bring from a wardrobe four magnificent dresses, the fifth being still in the workmen's hands; and these masterpieces he successively fitted upon four lay figures, which imported into France in the time of Concini had been given to Percerin II by Marechal d'Ancre after the discomfiture of the Italian tailors ruined in their competition.
The painter set to work to draw and then to paint the dresses. But Empire: William S. Paley and the Making of CBS, who was closely watching all the phases of his toil, suddenly stopped him. "I think you have not quite got it, my dear Lebrun," he said; "your colors will deceive you, and on canvas we shall lack that exact resemblance which is absolutely requisite. Time is necessary for observing the finer shades.
" "Quite true," said Percerin; "but time is wanting, and on that head you will agree with me, Monseigneur, I can do nothing. " "Then the affair will fail," said Aramis, quietly, "and that because of a want of precision in the colors. " Nevertheless, Lebrun went on copying the materials and ornaments with the closest fidelity,- a process which Aramis watched with ill-concealed impatience.
"What in the devil, now, is the meaning of this imbroglio?" the musketeer kept saying to himself. "That will certainly never do," said Aramis. Lebrun, close your box, and roll up your canvas. " "But, Monsieur," cried the vexed painter, "the light is abominable here. " "An idea, M. Lebrun, an idea.
If we had a sample of the materials, for example, and with time and a better light-" "Oh, then," cried Lebrun, "I would answer for the effect!" "Good!" said d'Artagnan, "this ought to be the knot of the whole thing; they want a sample of each of the materials. Mordioux.
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