The next letters were addressed to Michelangelo in Florence:--"Unique, my Lord,--I have received from you a letter, very acceptable, from which I gather that you are not a little saddened at my having written to you about forgetting.
M. BONAR LAW: C'est deja dit dans notre lettre au President Wilson, qui la comuniquera a l'Allemagne.
It appears from the third letter, also sent to Florence, that during the course of the month Michelangelo had despatched some of the drawings he made expressly for his friend:--"Unique, my Lord,--Some days ago I received a letter from you, which was very welcome, both because I learned from it that you were well, and also because I can now be sure that you will soon return.
Non illum nostri possunt mutare labores; Non si frigoribus mediis Hebrunique bibamus, Sithoniasque nives hyemis subeamus aquosae:-- Ominia vincit amor.
"He's simply unique," he boasted to wondering local managers--"unique, and it took me to find him.
Should advertisements of houses for sale ever reappear in the newspapers, it is thought likely that they may include something like this:-- Desirable Family Mansion of unique interest, suit dramatist seeking congenial associations.
~Unique.~ His presence makes the Spring to blush.
Why, man, 'tis a Unique-- If I write much more I shall expand into an article, which I cannot afford to let you have so cheap.
But whether appearing in mythological ballets, or riding in tournaments in the armor of the heroes of antiquity, or presiding at plays and banquets in his ordinary apparel with his thick flowing hair, his loose surtout blazing with gold and silver, and his profusion of ribbons and plumes, always his air and port had something unique,--always he was the first among all.
It is beautiful, first of all, in the uniquely personal quality of its prose, prose which is at once austere and sensuous, simple at once and elaborate, scientifically exact and yet mystically suggestive, cool and hushed as sanctuary marble, sweet-smelling as sanctuary incense; prose that has at once the qualities of painting and of music, rich in firmly visualized pictures, yet moving to subtle, half-submerged rhythms, and expressive with every delicate accent and cadence; prose highly wrought, and yet singularly surprising one at times with, so to say, sudden innocencies, artless and instinctive beneath all its sedulous art.
de La Valliere (not Valiere, as Lord Hailes wrote her name), says:--'Il gouta avec elle le bonheur rare d'etre aime uniquement pour lui-meme.'
She had, as it were, her own personal flavor--one felt in her presence a difference, a uniqueness quite precious and exquisite.
Simple being or simple affirmation is equivalent to infinity, eternity, unity, uniqueness,--properties which do not belong to the world.
Communique aux Ambassadeurs en Allemagne, en France, en Angleterre et en Italie.
* * * * * From a German communique:-- "Our naval forces had encounters with Russian destroyers and gungoats north of Oesel.
La copie de la note officiellement remise a Belgrade a ete communiquee par l'Ambassadeur d'Autriche an Gouvernement Francais.
Ce dernier m'a promis de la communiquer a temps au Ministre des Affaires Etrangeres, mais a ajoute qu'il pouvait predire avec assurance un refus categorique.
Pains and penalties were threatened against any newspaper which should dare to publish a word of military information beyond the official communiques issued in order to hide the truth.
PIERRONT, N. Annibale Padovano; ricercari publies d'apres l'unique exemplaire du College Royal de Musique a Londres, par N. Pierront & J. P. Hennebains.