Chateaubriand et Madame de Custine

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Co-author: Marquise de Custine
Published: 1893
Language: French
Wordcount: 46,739 / 165 pg
Downloads: 1,832
Added to site: 2007.08.25
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uivons d'abord, en le résumant, le récit que Chateaubriand fait de son mariage dans les Mémoires d'outre-tombe.

Mademoiselle Céleste de Lavigne-Buisson, âgée de dix-sept ans, orpheline de père et de mère, demeurait à Paramé, près de Saint-Malo, chez son grand'père, M. de Lavigne, chevalier de Saint-Louis, ancien commandant de Lorient. Un mariage fut décidé par les soeurs de Chateaubriand entre elle et leur frère. Le consentement des parents de la jeune fille fut facilement obtenu, dit Chateaubriand. Un oncle paternel, M. de Vauvert, seul faisait opposition. On crut pouvoir passer outre. La pieuse mère de Chateaubriand exigea que la bénédiction nuptiale fût donnée par un prêtre non assermenté. Le mariage eut lieu secrètement. M. de Vauvert en eut connaissance et porta plainte. Sous prétexte de rapt et de violation de la loi, C&eacut

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