Elisabeth

ou les Exilés de Sibérie

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Author: Sophie Cottin (Sophie Ristaud)
Published: 1829
Language: French
Wordcount: 39,399 / 132 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 537
Added to site: 2009.08.28
mnybks.net#: 25127
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;lancolique. "La langue, dit-elle, si variée, si abondante pour les expressions de la douleur, est pauvre et stérile pour celles de la joie: un seul jour de félicité les épuise." C'est que, profondément pénétré de sa faiblesse, le coeur de l'homme s'attache, s'intéresse de préférence au récit d'infortunes qui peuvent, d'un moment à l'autre, lui devenir personnelles; tandis que le spectacle d'une félicité étrangère a je ne sais quoi qui l'importune malgré lui et le fatigue bientôt, parce qu'il ne lui offre le plus souvent que des regrets pour le passé, ou le désespoir pour l'avenir.

Ou sait avec quel empressement les Exilés de Sibérie furent accueillis, dès leur entrée dans le monde littéraire; et ce succès, qui n'était ni de vogue ni de convention, durera autant que les sentiments exprimé

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