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" ... drawn by our popular novelist, and who was an instrument destined to realize the ideas and to satisfy the anticipations of the burgesses. Philip de Comines has left us an impartial picture of the character of that master whom he regarded with a mixture... "
The London Review - Page 11
edited by - 1862
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 54

1861
...character of that master whom he regarded with a mixture of admiration and fear, of affection and defiance. He gives us the most exact idea of this singular man,...hand had ceased to stifle it. Comines praises the skillfulness, the address, and what he calls the " wisdom" of Louis XL, which was only the cunning...
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The London Review, Volume 17

William Lonsdale Watkinson, William Theophilus Davison - 1862
...character of that master whom he regarded with a mixture of admiration and fear, of affection and defiance. He gives us the most exact idea of this singular man,...hand had ceased to stifle it. Comines praises the skilfulness, the address, and what he calls the ' wisdom ' of Louis XL ; which was only the cunning...
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