La dernière Aldini

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Author: George Sand (Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin)
Published: 1855
Language: French
Wordcount: 66,757 / 222 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 657
Added to site: 2006.02.20
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mazza! tue le monstre! tue le coquin! à mort le brigand! bravo, Astolphe! courage, bon compagnon! avance! avance! tue! tue! C'est ainsi que les Chioggiotes, ivres de fumée de tabac, de vin et de poésie, remontent sur leurs barques et déclament aux flots et aux vents les fragments rompus de ces épopées délirantes.

J'étais le moins bruyant et le plus attentif de ces dilettanti. Comme j'étais fort assidu aux séances, et que j'en sortais toujours silencieux et pensif, mes parents en concluaient que j'étais un enfant docile et borné, à la fois désireux et incapable d'apprendre les beaux-arts. On trouvait ma voix agréable; mais, comme j'avais en moi le sentiment d'une accentuation plus pure et d'une déclamation moins forcenée que celle des cupidons et de leurs imitateurs, on décréta que j'étais, comme chanteur aussi bien que comme barcarole, bo

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