On the 16th of December 1853 Santa Anna issued a decree making himself dictator, with the title of serene highness.
He watched her sleep, wishing to know her dreams; wondering if he would ever see her face this serene again.
The predicate of " Serene Highness," though borne by certain magnates who were princes before they became Russians - as in the case of the families mentioned above - is not attached to the Russian title of " prince."
"Ready, your Serene Highness," replied the general.
Anyhow his Serene Highness knows you and will receive you graciously.
He dwelt upon the illumination of the mind and soul by direct communion with the Creative Spirit; upon the spiritual and poetic monitions of external nature; and upon the benefit to man of a serene mood and a simple way of life.
Raised to the rank of a princess in 1858, the countess and her children were allowed to style themselves princes and princesses of Battenberg, with the addition of Durchlaucht or Serene Highness.
Boris shrugged his shoulders, his Serene Highness would not have it, or someone persuaded him.
It is amazing how his Serene Highness could so foresee the intentions of the French!
I concluded that if I reported to your Serene Highness you might send me away or say that you knew what I was reporting, but then I shouldn't lose anything...
All the gentlemen have gone out, and his Serene Highness himself rode past long ago.
To a youth and womanhood of storm and stress had succeeded an old age of serene activity and then of calm decay.
The title of princess of Battenberg, derived from an old residence of the grand-dukes of Hesse, was conferred, with the prefix Durchlaucht or "Serene Highness," on the countess and her descendants in 1858.
It is not too much to say that his imperturbable equanimity, his serene bonhomie kept the host together.
This party used Vergniaud, whose lofty and serene ideas they applauded and travestied in action.
Here, as in Lombardy, a feeling for serene beauty derived from study of the antique has not interrupted the evolution of a style indigenous to France and eminently characteristic of the French temperament.
But the prevailing impression we carry away after reading him is that in all his early satires he was animated by a sincere and manly detestation of the tyranny and cruelty, the debauchery and luxury, the levity and effeminacy, the crimes and frauds, which we know from other sources were then rife in Rome, and that a more serene wisdom and a happier frame of mind were attained by him when old age had somewhat allayed the fierce rage which vexed his manhood.
But his character remained serene and unshaken in dignity.
In age he retained most of these characteristics, refined by a serene expression of peace after contest.
Private interests of the community to make it worth while to make any effort to rescue it from the degrada tion into which it had fallen; yet the Peihams had not been long in power before this serene belief that the country could get on very well without a government in any real sense of the word was put to the test.
1 The genial fellowship of the philosophic community that he collected in his garden remained a striking feature in the traditions of his school; and certainly the ideal which Stoics and Epicureans equally cherished of a brotherhood of sages was most easily realized on the Epicurean plan of withdrawing from political and dialectical conflict to simple living and serene leisure, in imitation of the gods apart from the fortuitous concourse of atoms that we call a world.
Two thousand summers have imparted to the monuments of Grecian literature, as to her marbles, only a maturer golden and autumnal tint, for they have carried their own serene and celestial atmosphere into all lands to protect them against the corrosion of time.
He had just entered, wearing an embroidered court uniform, knee breeches, and shoes, and had stars on his breast and a serene expression on his flat face.
All their faces were as serene as if all this were happening at home awaiting peaceful encampment, and not within sight of the enemy before an action in which at least half of them would be left on the field.
He stopped in the village at the priest's house in front of which stood the commander-in-chief's carriage, and he sat down on the bench at the gate awaiting his Serene Highness, as everyone now called Kutuzov.
Kutuzov's adjutant whispered to Prince Andrew that this was the wife of the priest whose home it was, and that she intended to offer his Serene Highness bread and salt.
Her husband has welcomed his Serene Highness with the cross at the church, and she intends to welcome him in the house....
And should your Serene Highness require a man who will not spare his skin, please think of me....
I have not considered it right to conceal from your Serene Highness what I have seen.
Only Malasha, Andrew's six-year-old granddaughter whom his Serene Highness had petted and to whom he had given a lump of sugar while drinking his tea, remained on the top of the brick oven in the larger room.
Every time the tsar returned to Russia he received fresh accusations of peculation against "his Serene Highness."
All these various classes of princes are styled Fiirst and have the predicate " Serene Highness " (Durchlaucht).
Many of them saw the achievements they relate and were inspired by patriotism to record them, so that their writings lack that serene atmosphere of critical appreciation which is looked for if history is to take its place as a science.