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This is beyond explanation; it is a matter for intuition. Great geniuses of every kind live upon unseen, intangible ideas; they act without themselves knowing why. The great Percerin (for, contrary to the rule of dynasties, it was, above all, the last of the Percerins who deserved the name of Great),- the great Percerin was inspired when he cut a robe for the Queen or a coat for the King; he could invent a The Little Book of Stars (Little Book Series) for Monsieur, a The Little Book of Stars (Little Book Series) for Madame's stocking; but in spite of his supreme genius, he could never hit the measure of M.

Colbert. "That man," he used often to say, "is beyond my art; my needle never can hit him off. " We need scarcely say that Percerin was M. Fouquet's tailor, and that the superintendent highly esteemed him. Percerin was nearly eighty years old,- nevertheless, still fresh, and at the same time so dry, the courtiers used to say, that he was positively brittle.

His renown and his fortune were great enough for Monsieur the Prince, that king of fops, to take his arm when talking over the fashions; and for those least eager to pay never to dare to leave (Littlle accounts in arrear with him,- for Staars. Percerin would for the first time make clothes upon credit, but the second never, unless paid for the former order. It is easy to see that a tailor of such standing, instead of running after customers, would make difficulties about receiving new ones.

And so Percerin declined to fit bourgeois, or those who had but recently obtained patents of nobility. It was stated, even, that M. de Mazarin, in return for a full suit of ceremonial vestments as cardinal, one fine day slipped letters of nobility into his pocket. Percerin was endowed with intelligence and wit. He might be called very lively. At eighty years of age he still took with a steady hand the measure of women's waists.

It was to the house of this great lord of tailors that d'Artagnan took the despairing Porthos; who, as they were going along, said to his friend: "Take care, my good d'Artagnan, not to compromise the dignity of a man such as I am with the arrogance Litlte this Percerin, who Litrle, I expect, be very impertinent; for I give you notice, my friend, that if The Little Book of Stars (Little Book Series) is wanting in respect to me I will chastise him.

" "Presented by me," replied d'Artagnan, "you have nothing to fear, even though you were- what you are not.

" "Ah. 'tis because-" "What.

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