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Albion Napoleon’s epithet for England, “perfide Albion.” [Fr. Hist.: Misc.]
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Lemnitzer argues previous historians have paid too little attention to this dilemma, assuming the Palmerston government in Britain signed the Declaration either in a swoon of liberal ideology or in a typically British act of calculated perfidiousness. His explanation is much simpler: the threat of privateering was too great to allow it to continue and the price of neutral support in its elimination too small not to pay it.
This leaves the Brobdingnagian monarch free rein to conclude "the bulk of [Englishman] to be the most pernicious race of little odious vermin that nature ever suffered to crawl upon the surface of the earth" and that the entirety of English history is "only a heap of conspiracies, rebellions, murders, massacres, revolutions, banishments, the very worst effects that avarice, faction, hypocrisy, perfidiousness, cruelty, rage, madness, hatred, envy, lust, malice, and ambition, could produce".
His weekly show also witnessed his own analysis and background information of every phone-call supported by further unattributed sources to stamp the snooped-upon individuals with the label of perfidiousness and corruption.
Dinu Paturica is a hero dominated by his will: "Paturica had decided to become an important man and no obstacle could divert him from this fixed idea." This trait of character made him comparable to Balzac's Rastignac or Stendhal's Julien Sorel: "Paturica is not just a fortune hunter, he desires to taste all the sensations of life." (8) His character builds not only by the simple accumulation of life experience but also by the accumulation of a literary experience: he appreciates Machiavelli's works which he reads and studies attentively so that he could perfectly master the art of hypocrisy and perfidiousness.
which included "derogatory comments about the perfidiousness of