Mémoires d'une contemporaine, vol. 5

Souvenirs d'une femme sur les principaux personnages dela République, du Consulat, de l'Empire, etc...

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Author: Ida Saint-Elme
Published: 1828
Language: French
Wordcount: 76,861 / 261 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 529
Added to site: 2009.05.16
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Genre: History
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ne s'animât point de l'intérêt des beaux-arts. Leur magie consiste même à faire tout oublier, à étouffer tous les murmures du malheur, à éloigner le fantôme de tous les périls, à mettre leurs nobles distractions au-dessus de toutes les peines. Chemin faisant, on se mit à parler au milieu des dangers comme dans un tranquille salon, ou dans une plus tranquille académie. À la poésie italienne succéda la poésie hollandaise, et je trouvais que c'était quelque chose de piquant que cet hommage à la langue de ma mère rendu dans la patrie du Tasse, et dans de pareils momens. La route fut moins longue cependant que nous n'avions compté la faire ensemble; Nos artistes étaient trop indépendans pour subordonner leurs courses aux émotions d'une femme, et moi j'aimais trop ma liberté pour ne pas trouver commode de me séparer des compagnons q

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