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From the Memoirs of a Minister of France by Stanley Weyman, Fiction, Historical

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For the truth stands so far the other way that my respect for the King's person has led me to omit many things creditable to me; and some, it may be, that place me in a higher light than any I have set down. And not only that: but I propose in this very place to narrate the curious details of an adventure wherein I showed to less advantage than usual; and on which I should For the truth stands so far the other way that my respect for the King's person has led me to omit many things creditable to me; and some, it may be, that place me in a higher light than any I have set down. And not only that: but I propose in this very place to narrate the curious details of an adventure wherein I showed to less advantage than usual; and on which I should, were I moved by the petty feelings imputed to me by malice, be absolutely silent.


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For the truth stands so far the other way that my respect for the King's person has led me to omit many things creditable to me; and some, it may be, that place me in a higher light than any I have set down. And not only that: but I propose in this very place to narrate the curious details of an adventure wherein I showed to less advantage than usual; and on which I should For the truth stands so far the other way that my respect for the King's person has led me to omit many things creditable to me; and some, it may be, that place me in a higher light than any I have set down. And not only that: but I propose in this very place to narrate the curious details of an adventure wherein I showed to less advantage than usual; and on which I should, were I moved by the petty feelings imputed to me by malice, be absolutely silent.

14 review for From the Memoirs of a Minister of France by Stanley Weyman, Fiction, Historical

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jared Estes

    From The Memoirs Of A Minister Of France is another tantalizing Stanley J. Weyman book that is best read by those who are already familiar with Weyman and some of his characters. The book plays as a prequel, of sorts, to the Gentlemen Of France, My Lady Rotha and The King's Stratagem - only inasmuch as it contains characters that we are familiar - Henry IV, M. de Rosny, Huguenots etc - and not that it picks up on any story lines. The book follows M. de Rosny as he lays down his 'memoirs' though From The Memoirs Of A Minister Of France is another tantalizing Stanley J. Weyman book that is best read by those who are already familiar with Weyman and some of his characters. The book plays as a prequel, of sorts, to the Gentlemen Of France, My Lady Rotha and The King's Stratagem - only inasmuch as it contains characters that we are familiar - Henry IV, M. de Rosny, Huguenots etc - and not that it picks up on any story lines. The book follows M. de Rosny as he lays down his 'memoirs' though we don't get to read all of the memoirs, only the ones included in this book - as it says in the title 'From the Memoirs' - M. de Rosny references other parts of the memoirs, often throughout the book, that do not exist for us, though he references them as if we have read them, which I find both hilarious and representative of Weyman's detailed presentation. Weyman does us the favor of picking out M. de Rosny's most entertaining adventures, which are a collection of suspenseful, funny and inspiring little tales of the time of Henry IV in 16th and 17th century France.

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    Irma Walter

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    Anthony Lawrence

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    Mark Werderitsch

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    Charles van Buren

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