Les Contemporains, 3ème Série

Études et Portraits Littéraires

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Author: Jules Lemaître
Published: 1887
Language: French
Wordcount: 93,488 / 314 pg
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 371
Added to site: 2008.05.08
mnybks.net#: 20796
Genre: Biography
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ute; d'expier et s'en va... Sacrifices sur sacrifices: en voilà quatre bien comptés, et qui tous supposent le courage le plus héroïque dans la plus haute délicatesse morale. On admire, on s'étonne, on est abasourdi par cette avalanche de générosités. Et l'on se sent si incapable d'une telle sublimité de conduite qu'on entre en confusion et qu'un peu d'irritation se mêle à notre émerveillement.

Et là-dessus des doutes vous viennent sur la justesse des propos de la vieille douairière prêchant le romanesque aux jeunes gens et aux jeunes filles. Dans la réalité, Maxime se casserait le cou la seconde fois s'il ne se noyait la première, et Mlle Marguerite serait bien avancée! Si Mlle Sibylle n'était pas une jeune personne aussi romanesque, elle ne mourrait point et elle épouserait son Raoul, qui ferait un excellent mari et qui n'aurait d'ailleurs aucune r&eacut

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