Servitude et Grandeur Militaires

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Author: Alfred de Vigny
Published: 1884
Language: French
Wordcount: 62,065 / 204 pg
LoC Category: U
Downloads: 491
Added to site: 2006.04.20
mnybks.net#: 13390
Genre: War
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e je l'ai dit, la France commençait à s'en guérir. Mais l'orage grondait encore, et ni mes études sévères, rudes, forcées et trop précoces, ni le bruit du grand monde, où, pour me distraire de ce penchant, on m'avait jeté tout adolescent, ne me purent ôter cette idée fixe.

Bien souvent j'ai souri de pitié sur moi-même en voyant avec quelle force une idée s'empare de nous, comme elle nous fait sa dupe, et combien il faut de temps pour l'user. La satiété même ne parvint qu'à me faire désobéir à celle-ci, non à la détruire en moi, et ce livre aussi me prouve que je prends plaisir encore à la caresser et que je ne serais pas éloigné d'une rechute. Tant les impressions d'enfance sont profondes, et tant s'était bien gravée sur nos coeurs la marque brûlante de l'Aigle Romaine!

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