Mémoires du duc de Saint-Simon

Siècle de Louis XIV, la régence, Louis XV

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Published: 1856
Language: French
Wordcount: 25,470 / 89 pg
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 992
Added to site: 2005.11.12
mnybks.net#: 11856
Genre: Biography

With commentary by Hippolyte Adolphe and M. Sainte-Beuve Taine

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ur leurs pieds pour accrocher un regard. Un prince lui offre la chemise. On regarde avec une envie douloureuse le mortel fortuné auquel il daigne confier le bougeoir. Le roi se couche, et les seigneurs s'en vont, supputant ses sourires, ses demi-saluts, ses mots, sondant les faveurs qui baissent ou qui montent, et l'abîme infini des conséquences. Iront-ils chez eux se reposer de l'étiquette? Non pas; vite les carrosses. Courons à Meudon, tâchons de gagner Dumont, un valet de pied, Francine ou tout autre. Il faut contre-peser le maréchal d'Uxelles qui tous les jours envoie des têtes de lapins pour le chien de la maîtresse de Monseigneur.--Mais, bon Dieu! en gagnant Monseigneur, ses domestiques, sa maîtresse et le chien de sa maîtresse, n'aurais-je point offensé madame de Maintenon et «son mignon,» M. de Maine, le poltron qui va se confesser pour ne point se battre en Flandre? Vite à Saint-Cyr, puis à l'hôtel du Maine.--J'y pense, le meilleur moyen de gagner les nouveaux bâtards, c'est de flatter les anciens bâ

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