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  • I went back to the hospital for a little, and found the doctor wanted more milk, so I returned to the dining-room, where I was joined by Captain Boileau, and we sat there for some time mixing the condensed milk with water, and filling bottles with it, which I took downstairs.

    My Three Years in Manipur and Escape from the Recent Mutiny

  • "You knew Boivin, the old editorial clerk, whom we called Boileau?"

    Complete Original Short Stories of Guy De Maupassant

  • In his lucid intervals he recurred to his studies, wrote occasional verses, read in French Boileau and in English Cowley, and is called by Wood the best scholar among all the nobility.

    Specimens with Memoirs of the Less-known British Poets, Complete

  • We shall content ourselves with examining one from Boileau, which is given in the great dictionary of Trévoux: “It is a property of great spirits, when they begin to grow old and decay, to be pleased with stories and fables.”

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • We were unable to discover any sonnet by the famous poet Despreaux, better known as Boileau, which fits this reference; nor is he very likely to have written such a one.

    The Hymns of Methodism in their Literary Relations

  • Delille, with his translation in verse of the _Georgics_ of Virgil, commenced a noble poetic career which he pursued until the nineteenth century; Gilbert wrote some mordant satires which recalled Boileau, and some farewells to life which are among the best lyrics; Saint

    Initiation into Literature

  • A gentleman should know those which I call classical works, in every language; such as Boileau, Corneille, Racine, Moliere, etc., in French;

    Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman, 1752

  • It is not an 'Art of Poetry' such as Boileau composed, but an 'Essay'.

    The Rape of the Lock and Other Poems

  • Viewed as a conventional thriller, this adaption of Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac's 1954 novel, Sueurs Froides (D'Entre les Morts), ishardly the tightest of constructions.

    Vertigo: No 3

  • Vertigo, On tourSometimes a movie becomes much better known than the original novel, as with Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac's story of guilt, exploitation and fixation that most people know from Hitchcock's film, which takes a cynical view of love as a form of manipulation.

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