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Nov. 19th, 2008 | 10:05 pm
mood: God Save the King

Charles was a man of medium height. An indefinable air of haunting sadness clings about the mournful dignity of all his portraits. His grey eyes contrasted with his chestnut hair and dark colouring, while his high forehead showed intellect of no mean order. His smile was fascinating, and his address winning. He was called by Browning "the man with the mild voice and the mournful eyes," while the changing intonations of his speech gave his least word a charm it hardly deserved. In disputing Charles was quick, yet solid; his arguments carefully marshalled, well reasoned and well put ; often he astonished a disputant by his instant grasp of a situation. He was a clever man of good judgment; but a certain mental laziness, added to a lack of self-control, often made him take a course insufficiently thought out. A clean delicacy of mind distinguished the Prince of Wales from his early years, enabling him to walk unstained through the corruption of his father's Court, and made him, as a young man, able to blush like a girl at broad expressions. As he grew older, the Prince often listened to the debates in the House of Lords, and constantly settled disputes between the haughty Buckingham and the older peers, affronted by his meteoric rise. When he chose to exert himself Charles showed a wonderful tact and power of managing men. He knew his powers, but often his scorn of feebler minds led him to ignore situations he might easily have dominated.
<...> As a linguist Charles was distinguished; he was well grounded in law and mathematics, and a good classical scholar. Music and art claimed him actively as well as a patron.

King Charles I - a study by Walter Phelps Dodge (1912)

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Лиорелин

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from: liorelin
date: Nov. 19th, 2008 07:23 pm (UTC)
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God Save the King! :)

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melanyja

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from: melanyja
date: Nov. 19th, 2008 07:44 pm (UTC)
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Портрет торжественный

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Сноррь

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from: snorri_di
date: Nov. 19th, 2008 08:13 pm (UTC)
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Да, очень хороший.
Кстати, обе перчатки - на правую руку.

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antoin

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from: antoin
date: Nov. 20th, 2008 05:31 am (UTC)
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For King and Country!

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valya_15

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from: valya_15
date: Nov. 20th, 2008 08:22 am (UTC)
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С днем рождения Карда Яковлевича!
А вот это подарок. Если уже есть - все равно.

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from: snorri_di
date: Nov. 21st, 2008 12:06 pm (UTC)
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Спасибо!!!

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Таныч

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from: holloweenjack
date: Nov. 20th, 2008 03:47 pm (UTC)
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Happy Birthday to his nearly headless Majesty!:-)))

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Сноррь

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from: snorri_di
date: Nov. 21st, 2008 12:07 pm (UTC)
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А что не понятно?

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maariia

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from: maariia
date: Nov. 20th, 2008 07:09 pm (UTC)
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И еще год прожили...
В почте найдешь подарки. Много, все тяжелые и безумно красивые.

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from: snorri_di
date: Nov. 21st, 2008 12:07 pm (UTC)
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Спасибо!!!
Воистину безумно красивые, просто слов нет. До сих пор налюбоваться не могу.

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Re: Нет слов!!!!

from: snorri_di
date: Nov. 27th, 2008 04:30 pm (UTC)
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Спасибо!
Да, да и еще раз ДА!!!
Усы и шпага - все при них ;-)

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