The Vicomte de Bragelonne, on the part of his highness M.
His royal highness is at breakfast -- must he be interrupted?
For his highness the governor ordered me "to call up whatever persons I would choose to name, and in whatever numbers, among all the dead from the beginning of the world to the present time, and command them to answer any questions I should think fit to ask; with this condition, that my questions must be confined within the compass of the times they lived in.
I made my humble acknowledgments to his highness for so great a favour.
Denisov, having given his name, announced that he had to communicate to his Serene Highness a matter of great importance for their country's welfare.
Would not your Serene Highness like to come inside?
Your highness will approach the walls and call out to a man who works in the moat to send them back again.
Now," resumed Grimaud, "I've only one thing more to ask -- that your highness will continue to detest me.
The Sonata that His Highness
plays so charmingly," said the Vice-Warden.
Then rising, he answered: "Commander of the Faithful, I crave your pardon humbly, for my persistence in beseeching your Highness
to do an action which appears on the face of it to be without any meaning.
This same Knight of the Lions, who was called not long since the Knight of the Rueful Countenance, sends by me to say may it please your highness to give him leave that, with your permission, approbation, and consent, he may come and carry out his wishes, which are, as he says and I believe, to serve your exalted loftiness and beauty; and if you give it, your ladyship will do a thing which will redound to your honour, and he will receive a most distinguished favour and happiness.
Don Quixote turned to the duchess and said, "Your highness may conceive that never had knight-errant in this world a more talkative or a droller squire than I have, and he will prove the truth of what I say, if your highness is pleased to accept of my services for a few days.
The Captain bowed, allowed the Prince to ride ahead and, for the remainder of the journey, kept at the same respectful distance as he had done before his Highness
called him to his side.
If the lands are to my liking, my lord,'' answered De Bracy, ``it will be hard to displease me with a bride; and deeply will I hold myself bound to your highness
for a good deed, which will fulfil all promises made in favour of your servant and vassal.
I perceive that your royal highness
has studied my notes to great advantage; your amazing perspicacity overpowers me with delight.