He indeed to some degree professed this; and more than once I have heard him say that there were occasions upon which ' la petite morale etait ennemie de la grande.'
On the whole, the opinion of Le Courayer, "qu'il etait Catholique en gros et quelque fois Protestant en detail," seems not altogether groundless, though it can no longer be accepted as a satisfactory summing up of the question.
Il etait temps, * said he, and dismounting he ordered a plan of Moscow to be spread out before him, and summoned Lelorgne d'Ideville, the interpreter.
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