Most Viewed

George Iii. On Punctuality
A Beggar's Wedding
A Gamekeeper's Daughter
A Child On Board
Navy Chaplains
Marie Antoinette
Dreaming
The Deaf And Dumb Mother
A Christmas Pudding Extraordinary
The Slave Trade


Least Viewed

Sheridan
Erskine
Spare Moments
The Wounded Sailor
Gallant Daughter
Quartering
Countess De St. Belmont
Johnson And Lord Elibank
Dunning
A Dieppe Pilot




St. Louis

Anecdotes Home




Louis IX., after his captivity among the Saracens, was, with
his queen and children, nearly shipwrecked on his return to France, some of
the planks of the vessel having started. He was pressed to go on board
another ship, and so escape the danger, but he refused, saying, "Those that
are with me, most assuredly are as fond of their lives as I can be of mine.
If I quit the ship, they will likewise quit it; and the vessel not being
large enough to receive them, they will all perish. I had rather entrust my
life, and the lives of my wife and children, in the hands of God, than be
the occasion of making so many of my brave subjects suffer."





Next: Magnanimous Rebel

Previous: Knowledge



Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
ADD TO EBOOK


Viewed 2777





Random Anecdotes

Generosity Of Turenne
Family Sacrifice
Miss Bailly
Goldsmith's Marlow
The Ladies Of Beauvais
An Archbishop
Gin _versus_ Medicine
A Choice
Ditto
A Bold Trick
The Wounded Sailor
Precedence
French Grenadier
Reclaimed Felons
A Dieppe Pilot
Admiral Thurot
French Curate
Ximenes
Hogarth
A Soldier's Wife
A Timely Answer
Reward Of Heroism
An Odd Shot
Dreaming
Mungo Park