As a boy he was a slave in the house of Epaphroditus, a freedman and courtier of the emperor Nero.
Under the influence of France the perfect courtier became the ideal in the German education of the upper classes of the 17th and 18th centuries.
The younger Michele was a mere courtier and spendthrift, but Elena seems to have been a woman of superior stamp. She was tenderly loved by her famous son, and his letters prove that she retained his fullest confidence through all the vicissitudes of his career.
He would make that foxy old courtier feel that the responsibility for all the calamities that would follow the abandonment of the city and the ruin of Russia (as Rostopchin regarded it) would fall upon his doting old head.
He exhorted his hearers to prepare themselves by fasting and prayer for the danger which menaced their civil and religious liberties, and refused even to speak to the courtier who came down to remodel the corporation of Bedford, and who, as was supposed, had it in charge to offer some municipal dignity to the bishop of the Baptists.
The type is set before us by Castiglione in that book upon the courtier which went the round of Europe in the 16th century.
Of music. These abstract discussions are linked on to the original allegory by the device of personifying each science as a courtier of Mercury and Philologia.
But he was more useful to the courtier in his legal capacity, and Rochester dissuaded him from the ministry.
Every courtier considers himself bound to maintain his position worthily.
Spies in every salon in Paris and every court in Europe kept the grim courtier informed of every change in his.