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ure,Hermes Purse, I must transport my readers to the eastern gate
of that small town, which, situated on an eminence, had a
commanding prospect on every side, but especially towards
Bale. It did not properly make a part of the dominions of
the Duke of Burgundy,hermes belt, but had been placed in his hands in
pawn or in pledge, for the repayment of a considerable sum
of money,hermes birkin, due to Charles by the Emperor Sigismund of
Austria, to whom the seigniory of the place belonged in
property,hermes handbags. But the town lay so conveniently for distressing
the commerce of the Swiss, and inflicting on that people,
whom he at once hated and despised, similar marks of his
malevolence, as to encourage a general opinion that the
Duke of Burgundy, the implacab1e and un reasonable enemy
of these mountaineers, would never listen to any terms of
redemption, however equitable or advantageous, which might
have the effect of restoring to the Emperor an advanced
post, of such consequence to the gratification of his
dislike, as Breisach.The situation of the little town was
in itself strong, but the fortifications which surrounded
it were barely sufficient to repel any sudden attack, and
not adequate to resist for any length of time a formal
siege. The morning beams had shone on the spire of the
church for more than an hour, when a tall, thin, elderly
man,hermes bags, wrapt in a morning gown, over which was buckled a
broad belt,hermes wallet, supporting on the left side a sword, on the
right a dagger, approached the barbican of the eastern
gate. His bonnet displayed a feather, which, or the tail
of a fox in lieu of it, was the emblem of gentle blood
throughout all Germany, and a badge highly prized by those
who had a right to wear it.The small party of soldiers who
had kept watch there during file course of the preceding
night, and supplied sentinels both for ward and outlook,hermes sale,
took arms on the appearance of this individual, and drew
themselves up in the form of a guard, which receives with
military reverence an officer of importance. Archibald de
Hagenbach’s countenance,hermes handbag, for it was the Governor himself,
expressed that settled peevishness and ill temper which
characterize the morning hours of a valetudinary debauchee.
His head throbbed, his pulse was feverish, and his cheek
was pale, — symptoms of his having spent the last night,
as was his usual custom, amid wine-stoups and flagons.
Judging from the haste with which his soldiers fell into
their ranks,replica handbags, and the awe and silence which reigned among
them, it appeared that they were accustomed to expect and
dread his ill humor on such occasions. He glanced at them,
accordingly,hermes bags, an inquisitive and dissatisfied look, as if
he sought something on which to vent his peevishness, and
then asked for the “loitering dog Kilian.”Kilian
presently made his appearance, a stout hard-favored man-at-
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