The Three Musketeers
"With a little more heart, he might have been contented with this new conquest; but the principal features of his character were ambition and pride." (33.110)
"Now, what would you say to an ensign’s commission in my Guards, and a company after the campaign?"
"You accept it, do you not?"
"Monseigneur," replied D’Artagnan, with an embarrassed air.
"How? You refuse?" cried the cardinal, with astonishment. (40.32 – 40.36)
The Guards, under the command of M. Dessessart, took up their quartered at the Minimes; but, as we know, D’Artagnan, possessed with ambition to enter the musketeers, had formed but few friendships among his comrades, and he felt himself isolated and given up to his own reflections. (41.22)