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There are different kinds of Spirits excerpt from Marceau french historical fiction novel

by on Feb.25, 2014, under French Historical Fiction

MarceauExcerpt Chapter Fourteen, Marceau French historical fiction novel

“Let me first read this introductory part” said Max as he
read outloud. “There are different kinds of
Spirits, according to the things over which they preside; some of them govern
the Empyrean Heaven, others the Primum Mobile, others the First and Second Crystalline,
others the Starry Heaven there are also Spirits of the Heaven of Saturn, which
I call Saturnites there are jovial, Martial, Solar, Venerean, Mercurial…and
Lunar Spirits there are also (Spirits) in the Elements as well as in the Heavens,
there are some in the Fiery Region, others in the Air, others in the Water, and
others upon the Earth, which can all render service to that man who shall have
the good fortune to understand their nature, and to know how to attract them.

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Max decided right then to follow through with the texts in the manuscripts – Excerpt from Marceau French Historical Fiction Novel

by on Nov.30, 2013, under French Historical Fiction

MarceauExcerpt from Marceau French Historical Fiction Novel, Thelma Benison, Author

Chapter Fourteen

Max decided right then to follow through with the texts in the manuscripts. The
planetary tables he needed were at university. The manuscripts strictly
enforced the use of the rituals during certain hours of the day and night that
required careful attention to the phases of the moon and to the risings and
settings of the planets as written in the tables he needed. He knew he was out
of sync with his planetary observations since all summer he spent with family.

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Expedition of the Compte de la Perouse – Marceau French Historical Fiction Novel #histfic #hisfic

by on Nov.30, 2013, under French Historical Fiction

MarceauExcerpt from Marceau French Historical Fiction Novel, Thelma Benison, Author

 

Chapter Eight

“Our next item to our agenda concerns the continued funding of the  expedition of the Compte de la Perouse around
the world as appointed by our present King Louis XVI. We  have underwritten the cost and insurance for the Astrolabe and the Boussole both frigates equipped with full artillery as well as the scientific intruments for this expedition which include new sextants, watches and compasses as well as the insurance on the men. The expedition  led by the Compte de La
Perouse along with an astronomer, a botanist, several naturalists and illustrators…

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A Meeting Place for Members to the Order – Excerpt from Marceau French Historical Fiction Novel #histfic #hisfic

by on Nov.30, 2013, under French Historical Fiction

MarceauExcerpt from Marceau – French Historical Fiction Novel, Thelma Benison Author

Chapter Eight

The hunting lodge was more than suitable a meeting place for members to the Order. It was here any ruler, protectorate of state or sovereign, or financial minister of affairs could safely request for immediate financial assistance without the political strain inherent with the levying of taxes —  or the burden of bureaucratic diplomacy involved with the maintaining of good financial relations with foreign powers. The hunting lodge resided on extraterritorial ground  independent of  local, national, and international jurisdiction as were all the estates, land holdings, and territories owned by Maurice and the Marceau family world over.

 

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Commodities from the 1715 Spanish Plate Fleet – Excerpt from Marceau French Historical Fiction Novel #histfic

by on Nov.26, 2013, under French Historical Fiction

 

Commodities from the 1715 Spanish Plate Fleet – Excerpt from Marceau French Historical Fiction Novel #histfic

Chapter Eight

“Gentlemen. Our next item of negotiation is the continued recovery of commodities from the  1715 Spanish Plate Fleet which consisted of several Spanish galleons, containing gold and silver. This fleet was accompanied by French merchant ships, namely the Griffon under the command of Antoine Dare. Louis XIV and his grandson, Philip V, King of Spain partnered in this expedition in an effort to deliver merchant trade cargo from France and Spain  to New Spain and return with gold and silver commodities mined in Peru, Columbia, and Veracruz.

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Blimey! Excerpt from Marceau French Historical Novel #histfic

by on Nov.25, 2013, under French Historical Fiction, Young Adult

MarceauExcerpt from Marceau – French Historical Novel by Thelma Benison #histfic #ya

The carriage went along a graveled path rather slowly until the large estate came into full view from a distance. The large Tudor mansion with its oversized diamond paned windows, tall chimneys and wide wooden front door was evidently built for a King. Max gaped. Walter dropped his jaw. The servants were standing in line at the front ready to greet their young master.

“Blimey!,” said Walter.

“I know. And I must face them. Who would have thought that I, a sizar at University of Cambridge, would come to all this??,” asked Max.

The carriage came to a full stop and the carriage driver opened the door…

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Marriage was an obligation in centuries past – Excerpt from Marceau French Historical Fiction Novel #histfic

by on Nov.21, 2013, under French Historical Fiction

Marriage was an obligation in centuries past. During Maurice’s day there was no freedom to be gay in 1788 in the upper echelons of society as in the times we are living now. Most especially if one’s family was extremely wealthy and well known. Marriages such as these were often times understood as convenient by making it plain to the other partner of a third-party. Marriages like these do become  painful for those who go into it with hopes of a change in the development of the marriage as time goes along.

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Your Freedom is Gone – Excerpt Marceau French Historical Fiction Novel

by on Nov.14, 2013, under Gay

 

 “Do you still find her beautiful?,” asked Guillaume as he readjusted his hair.

“Always have. She certainly knows how to please a man if you know what I mean,” said Maurice.

 “Truthfully, Maurice, how many women would tolerate your nomadic ways?.  You end up marrying another woman and poof! Your freedom is gone,” said Guilllame.

“You sound like you want me to keep her,” said Maurice.

“I most certainly do!,” said Guillame.

“She has been most respectful of me,” said Guillame.

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“There is no freedom to be your true self” -Excerpt from Marceau French Historical Fiction #histfic

by on Nov.14, 2013, under French Historical Fiction

“Maurice…these are the times we live in. Someone like you has to marry and have children. It is very much expected by your family and society as a whole. There is no freedom to be your true self. My apologies, you must know that marriage is an obligation for the very rich who can afford raising a family,” said Guillaume.   Maurice sighed. Excerpt from Chapter One of Marceau, French Historical Fiction #histfic Marceau

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The boy is exceedingly thin…. * Marceau -French Hist Fic Novel

by on Nov.04, 2013, under French Historical Fiction, Young Adult

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Maurice closed the door to his study and placed his lengthy will on his desk. He wanted to read each clause carefully as he knew that this was the only time he would have. He had to decide the provisions for Henri and now Max – a total stranger to him —  unknowing if he would be worthy of a son in the future. At least Henri has turned out responsible and a son he could trust. He knew he was having trouble recognizing Max as his son based on the fact that he remained uncertain of his paternity. He made an enquiry to the Head Master at Trinity about this young man and looked for a reply among the stacks of correspondence left on his desk. He also felt he needed to provide something for him at least in honor of Marguerite whom he knew had remained faithful to him and his family these many years. He found the handwritten reply from the HeadMaster at bottom of the pile. He opened the letter and read it.

Monsieur Marceau,

I found the urgency of your letter sent via messenger. I find your relation to this young man quite disturbing as you make no mention of your role as guardian or otherwise despite your sharing the same names and surname. Be this as it may, you should be most proud of young Maximilien as the faculty here at the University of Cambridge find him to be a genius. I took it upon myself to observe his work and found several mathematical treatises that are beyond the capability of a doctoral student and very much on par with the mental capabilities of Sir Isaac Newton. I have been most honored to find this young man brilliant and most proud of his being a student here at Cambridge.

I must also bring to your attention that I find the boy exceedingly thin. I realize his role as a sizar and I assure you that our sizars here are fed well enough. His thinness as explained to me by one of his fellow boarders is due to his fasting days at a time. The boy is often found in prayer early in the mornings outdoors facing eastward while observing planetary movements. Furthermore, I found one essay he wrote rather perplexing on the use of planetary movements as one’s clock for time measurement and upon making decisions for daily living, agriculture, and other uses. The entire essay has now become a bound book written as an almanac for his daily living. Additionally, I most definitely agree with the faculty that the boy does have a strong penchant for debate and we have found it most difficult to challenge him on his views pertaining to canonical aspects relating to our religion; considering he is able to read and translate from ancient Hebrew, Egyptian, Greek and Latin and has found translations within our protestant bible quite questionable.

All in all, the boy is a genious and we are most proud.

Sincerely,

Dr. Norman Smith

HeadMaster, Trinity College

University of Cambridge

 

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