Attribute only to the delusion of imagination the ardour inflamed of one. I'll be all you want me to be, because I'm not going to give up on myself as a whole to my friend... Is that all I'm talking about? Say yes, prove it to me, and for the last madness, I leap 15 feet in my drunken cabinet of joy, and the haletante soul of pleasure.
Farewell, divine wife, adored cousin, tender friend, strict preceptor, but lenient and gentle when you go to your advice. Add some faith to my promises, believe in the sincerity of my resolutions; often complain to me, always correct me, and never cease to love me; this feeling is too necessary for my existence and has my happiness so that I do not sacrifice everything to the world, the desire to be sure of it. This letter is characteristic of the love feelings of the reynière.
Lovers eluded but who seek or pretend to seek, in default, friendship, as a substitute, while always having loving thoughts and asking for an almost maternal affection. Catanio is quoted in the philosophical lorgnette...
(1785) as being a "builder of physics instruments". It is in him that the reynière is supplied with "phosphoric candles", these wicks coated with phosphorus, contained in a glass tube and which ignited when the glass was broken.Régis confavreuse, specialist in reynière grimod and author of numerous books on the famous astronomer, for his scholarly clarifications. With another hand: 16 January 1785. Nothing in the world can weary me from friendship; and if I am sensitive beyond all that I can say to your letter; I am in no way pricked of it.
The lecons in it are very sensible, and I've made them to myself several times. To this will you answer why don't you take advantage of it? I'm not asking for any better.My evil to be by you desperate has not yet become incurable. It's only about using the great remedies, those that you have put into use to date have not produced enough effects...
So deign to use others. Arm yourself with indulgence rather than severity... Have compassion from your friend, and support it by gentleness instead of, for example, these harsh eyes and this melancholy silence, which afflict him without correcting him, put into use (he is a cousin who speaks to you) these little ways that women know how to take such a wonderful advantage of.
These slight favours which do not draw any consequence, and which work great wonders on the alas too innocent souls of the poor singles. If these means repugnate you, if your friendship refuses to prove it, I desperate from my [-----], for I feel that they alone can operate it; they alone, and others, but which I am only not allowed to think of, although unfortunately I think of it every day! I think it is necessary for you to read this letter before I arrive at the heap which is why I will not leave bets until 3 o'clock; put you always at the table to the ordinary, and if you have read my letter when I arrive, ask me immediately for news of m.Catanio (1) it will be the word of the watch. I have the honour of being with the tenderest and most respectful attachment. My dear cousin, your very humble and obedient crumod servant of the reynière. January 1785 at 2 o'clock. Alexandre balthazar laurent grimod de la reynière is an original, lawyer, journalist, soap opera and French writer who acquired fame under napoleon i. Through his spiritual and sometimes acerbic criticism, his mystifications and his love of gastronomy. Angelique de bessi was the cousin of alexander balthazar laurent grimod of the reynière. She was married in 1779 to charles mitoire, which was a drama for the author who felt an unshared love for her. More informations about alexander balthazar laurent grimod de la reynière.
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