Signed letter to Alfred de Falloux. Signed letter, Sorèze, August 22, 1861, 2 pages in-4° on embossed letterhead from the School of Sorèze, to Alfred de Falloux.Beautiful letter written three months before the death of the famous religious preacher. The priest writes to his friend to express his joy about the improvement of his health at the Royat Springs. He declines the invitation to go to Anjou despite his friend's warm offer and justifies his decision by stating that he is at the center of all his affairs in Sorèze and enjoys clean air that is beneficial to his health. He also expresses his impatience to receive the two volumes of letters from Madame Swetchine that Alfred de Falloux has announced, but expresses doubt about their success due to their uniform nature. According to him, "a hundred selected letters from the life of a famous man would make him better known and read much more than these endless volumes where they want to send every little note to posterity.
" French politician, writer, and publisher Alfred de Falloux was a member of the Legitimist Party and held various political positions throughout his life. He was also a longtime friend of Lacordaire and shared literary and religious interests with him. I learned with great joy that your health has improved at the Royat Springs. This is the news I have heard from several sources and that you fortunately confirm in your letter of the 16th of this month.
It would be very pleasant for me to take advantage of the invitation you reiterate to spend some time with you in Anjou. Certainly, I would lack nothing in terms of affection or care, but I have here the center of all my affairs and it is very difficult for me to move it.
From a medical point of view as well, I enjoy a very pure air, more vibrant than elsewhere due to the proximity of the mountains and the flow of the waters. The change would bring me no benefit in this regard. I am therefore resolved to finish the season here, which is becoming more pleasant due to the cessation of the intense heat.
The heat has been very strong for the past month and has not been favorable to me, but thanks to God we are coming out of it. I am eagerly awaiting the two volumes of letters from Madame Swetchine that you announce to me. To tell you the truth, I always have some doubt about the success of this correspondence, which has a certain uniform and subtle character. Only you, moreover, could judge it well. In general, most correspondences that are published, even by the most famous men, can only be read in fragments and soon become tiresome due to the lack of importance of the subjects and the lack of continuity.It has always seemed to me that a hundred selected letters from the life of a famous man would make him better known and read much more than these endless volumes where they want to send every little note to posterity. Farewell, my dear friend, please present my respectful regards to Madame de Falloux and to Madame your mother-in-law, and accept the expression of my devoted and affectionate sentiments. Henri-Dominique Lacordaire, of the Fr. English and Russian translations available on request. SHILTONSON is a member of the National Union of Ancient and Modern Booksellers / International League of Ancient Booksellers. Jean-Baptiste-Henri Lacordaire, in religion Father Henri-Dominique Lacordaire, was a French religious, preacher, journalist, and politician. Restorer in France of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans), he is considered today as one of the precursors of liberal Catholicism. Count Frédéric Alfred Pierre de Falloux du Coudray was a journalist, historian, and French politician of the legitimist movement. More information on Henri Lacordaire. More information on Alfred de Falloux. This is an authentic letter. Our letters are accompanied by a descriptive sheet including a transcription.
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