Mademoiselle de Montalais, of a half noble family, not only would be dowered, but would ennoble
Without courting danger he never shrank from an encounter; in short, he had been a soldier and arms ennoble
a man; it was, therefore, on the footing of friends that D'Artagnan and Planchet arrived in the neighborhood of Blois.
Previously to July, 1830, this estimable class of citizens had not dared to indulge their native tastes for extravagance and parade, the grave dignity and high breeding of a very ancient but impoverished nobility holding them in some restraint; and, then, THEIR fortunes were still uncertain; the funds were not firm, and even the honorable and worthy Jacques Lafitte, a man to ennoble
any calling, was shaking in credit.
Red answered that he had only one life to lose, and it would be interesting to see how brave he was; besides, the King would have good reason to ennoble
him if he overcame them.
The laws should "provide the indispensable quality which raises and ennobles
the human person," the 76-year-old said.
Cycling is the only sport that ennobles
its audience," says French scholar Serge Laget, who helps put the then-century-old event in perspective, with help from some nifty old clips.