The Life and Letters of Madame Bonaparte

The Life and Letters of Madame Bonaparte

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...ill physically that I had not sufficient force to support les maux morales." In a subsequent letter from Geneva, Madame Bonaparte informs Lady Morgan that she is devoured by lethargy and ennui, and says that another work from her ladyship's pen alone could rouse her from depression: It is only you that have both power and inclination to make me forget the ennui of existence, and only in your society that I am not entirely bete. What shall I do with the long mornings in Geneva? You know you laughed me out of my maitre de literature, which, par parenthZse, was very inconsiderate, unless you could have pointed out some more amusing method of killing time Baron Bonstettin came to see me to-day; you were the subject of our conversation: nothing but admiration and regret when we talk of you. How is dear Sir Charles? He is the only man on earth who knows my value, which has given me the highest opinion of his taste and judgment. The Marchioness de Villette wishes me to spend a month with her in Paris. I cannot go, although it would be great soulagement to converse with a person who loves me--one has always so much sur le cceur, and in this country they are so heartless. I do dtdommager myself a little by uttering all the ridiculous things which come into my brain, either about others or myself. Do not let me forget to tell you that Mr. Sismondi has made my acquaintance--he is married too. I wonder that people of genius marry! By the way, I recollect that you are an advocate for le marriage. Oh! my dear Lady Morgan, I have been in such a state of melancholy, that I wished myself dead a thousand times--all my philosophy, all my courage, are insufficient sometimes to support the inexpressible ennui of existence, and in those moments of wretchedness I...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236583825
  • 9781236583826