Benjamin Constant

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Language: French
Wordcount: 10,621 / 43 pg
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 884
Added to site: 2007.01.20
mnybks.net#: 15846
Genre: Biography
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ne pas se heurter à l'épicuréisme et à la mort.

Les lettres de M. Benjamin Constant, beaucoup plus nombreuses, aident singulièrement à la compréhension de cette nature complexe, qui échappe si aisément au crayon.

Le futur tribun de la Restauration s'y montre tel qu'il exista sous la pompe du langage, sous les grands mots dont fut bernée la jeunesse de nos pères. On l'y voit avec ce mélange d'égoïsme et de sensibilité, qu'il a si bien décrit lui-même, ironique et tendre, saturé du mépris des hommes, indifférent au vice et à la vertu, mélancolique, paresseux, violent, voilant l'aridité du fonds sous l'éclat de la forme, mobile, incertain, sans foi religieuse ni philosophique, démocrate par humanité peut-être, mais beaucoup aussi par une sorte d'esprit satanique à la Byron; blasé, ennuyé, â

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