La comtesse de Rudolstadt

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Author: George Sand (Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin)
Published: 1852
Language: French
Wordcount: 218,950 / 718 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 798
Added to site: 2005.12.06
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moi, je ne crois pas à cette vertu, encore moins à cette froideur. Frédéric a toujours été hypocrite, vois-tu. Mais il ne me persuadera pas que mademoiselle Barberini ait demeuré dans son palais pour faire seulement semblant d'être sa maîtresse. Elle est jolie comme un ange, elle a de l'esprit comme un diable, elle est instruite, elle parle je ne sais combien de langues.

--Elle est très-vertueuse, elle adore son mari.

--Et son mari l'adore, d'autant plus que c'est une épouvantable mésalliance, n'est-ce pas, de Kleist? Allons, tu ne veux pas me répondre? Je te soupçonne, noble veuve, d'en méditer une avec quelque pauvre page, ou quelque mince bachelier ès sciences.

--Et Votre Altesse voudrait voir aussi une mésalliance de coeur s'établir entre le roi et quelque demoiselle d'Opéra?

--Ah! avec la Porporina la chose serait plus probable et la distance moins effrayante. J'imagine qu'au théâtre, comme à la cour, il y a une hiérarchie, car c'est la fantaisie et la maladie du genre humain que ce préjugé-l

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