Mademoiselle de la Seigliere, Volume I

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Author: Jules Sandeau
Published: 1847
Language: French
Wordcount: 40,488 / 137 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 552
Added to site: 2010.12.19
mnybks.net#: 29951
Origin: gutenberg.org
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posant sur un cuistre du soin de lui former un homme, il se disposa à jouir paisiblement et sans ostentation de la position qu'il s'était faite par le concours simultané de ses labeurs et des événements. Malheureusement il était écrit là-haut que sa vie ne devait plus être qu'une longue suite, rarement interrompue, de déboires, de tribulations et d'épouvantables douleurs.

D'abord le jeune Stamply se montra on ne peut plus rebelle aux bienfaits de l'éducation: non qu'il manquât d'intelligence et d'aptitude, mais c'était une nature indomptable chez laquelle les instincts turbulents étouffaient ou contrariaient tous les autres. Il découragea successivement la patience de trois précepteurs qui, de guerre lasse, lâchèrent la partie après y avoir perdu leur latin. Découragé lui-même, le père Stamply se décida à placer son fils dans u

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