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  • This is like the man who thinks he can confess his way into heaven, except the poet is like the confessor saddled/endowed with irony, ‘un saveur perfide’:

    THE BRITTLE AGE AND RETURNING UPLAND by RENE CHAR

  • Created in 1830 by perfide Albion as represented by the then Foreign Secretary, Viscount Palmerston, for her own purposes, it has lost the loyalty of a good deal of her population and, as we know from fairly recent history, a country cannot stay together if her people do not wish it.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • With the Republicans, Pittetcobourg is Pittetcobourg still, — crafty, bloody, seeking whom he may devour; and perfide Albion more perfidious than ever.

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • SEBASTIAN PEYTAL Meurtrier Habillement complet de notaire perfide: figure pâle, barbe noire, cheveux noirs.

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • A natural boundary — stand among the nations — popular development — Russian alliance, and a reduction of la perfide Albion to its proper insignificance.

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • From what we know of his relations with Madame Visconti, we may, however, suppose that his prejudice against the perfide

    Balzac

  • "_Ne me touchez pas, je vous le défends_," she cried, "_ne me touchez pas, je vous déteste -- vous êtes un cruel -- un perfide! _"

    My Little Lady

  • We should then lose some of his best stories; for he is never more rich and amusing than when he shows up the sons and daughters of _le perfide Albion_.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 55, No. 341, March, 1844

  • From what we know of his relations with Madame Visconti, we may, however, suppose that his prejudice against the _perfide Albion_ was not very deep-rooted.

    Balzac

  • There is much of the _perfide Albion_ nonsense in this.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 109, November, 1866

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