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Familiar letters


Boileau to Racine.

            I can't, my dear sir, to express you my surprise; and though I might had the greatest hopes of the world, I was not leave yet to challenge my self of the fortune of Master the Dean. Are you who have hall do, since it is to you than we owe the happy protection of Mistress of Maintenon. All my embarrassment it is to know as I will discharge my so much obligations what I ought you.

            Adieu, my dear sir, believe me don't there is any body which love you more sincerely, neither by more reasons as me.


Fenelon at the Lady the Marchioness of Lambert.

            I was indebeted already too much, my lady, at M. of Sacy, since he had to procure the reading of an excellent writing; but the debt is very encrease from he have attractet me the very kind letter which you did honoured to write me. I cannot at last, my lady, to be indebted to you selve the reading of second work? Besides the first do wish very much, I shall be to admiration to receive this mark of kindness what you will so kind to promise me.

            It is with the most sincere respect that I am perfectly, and ever, your, etc.


Racine to M. Vitart.

            My uncle what will to treat her beshop in a great sumptuousness, he was go Avignon for to buy what one not should find there, and he had leave me the charge to provide all things. I have excellent business, as you see, and I know some thing more than to eat my soup, since I know do to prepare it. I did learn that it must give to the first, to second and to the third service, by dishes that want to join, and yet some thing more; because we does pretend make a feast at four services without to account the dessert.

            Good bye, my dear sir, etc.


Madam of Simian at Master D***.

            One told me last night you had been call honoray's counsellor by the parliament. I give you my compliments, sir. It is you to put there a just value, and at to proportion him to this respect. It seems me that place it was owed you of right, and that event is of most single: but I will so you could know who front the smallest till to the highest thing all that look to you touch on and interest me extremely.


Fontenelle to the Poland's king Stanislaus.


            Think you of the my gratitude of the grace Your Majesty made me granting my self a place in their Nancy's academy, for the idea I have of her! I think me on the like care what the emperor Marcus-Aurelius was admited me at a company what he might take care to establish and to form him-self.


Madam of Sevigné at their daughter.

            I write you every day: it is a jay which give me most favourable at all who beg me some letters. They will to have them for to appear before you, and me I don't ask better. That shall be given by M. D***. I don't know as he is called; but at last it is a honest man, what seems me to have spirit, and that me have seen here together.


Voltaire at M. of Alembert.

            My most dear philosopher, I am induce to pray you to wake give to the M. abbot of Espagnac the panegyrist charge of saint Lowis for the next year. If you can it you shall do a good action, which I shall be too much obliged to you.


Mothe to the duchess of the Maine

            My lady, I have a complaint to present you. So much happy that might be one's self, one have not all theirs eases in this world. Your letters are shortest. You have plaied wonderfully all sentiments; less her prattle, etc.


Rousseau to M. Boulet.

            With a single friend as you, sir, should be one's self a lways quiet, if the acknowledgment was exclude the confusion. The mine grow to the sight of yours kindnesses. It is true that having now, by to serv me, three or four persons that it must to main tain and to pay them, I went some a heps; but I went not that of the fourth part what you send me. I am too much better, but I saw not to keep as a fillet so thin what the attachement at the idle trashes from that world. There it a moment, sir, where all fancy disappear, and to the appiness what one owe to content one's self to work.


Flechier a Mm of the Roure.

            More I was impatient, madam, at do you my compliment on your wedding; more pleasure I have to do you to day. The heaven was seems, since several years, to go for or to prepare you a husband who might be worthy you. It was give you at him: the happyness it is like of one and another pars. Think which benedictions shalt be followed the union of two hearts well matched!


Madam of Maintenon to her brother.

            I have show to the King what you had write me in their accident; he huve received as you may desire. He leave the scarf to day, and he is thank God, in good health.

            Here is the answer of M. Pelletier, which you send your letter, for My-lord, which will not to receive no-body. He show a admirable wisdom and moderation, and every one is admiration of see him where he is; never was been a choice more approved. We shall see on the prosperity shall be spoil him.

Rejoice you, my dear friend, but innocently. Think of the other live, and prepare as to pass there with most confidence that we may do.


Montesquieu to the abbot Nicolini.

            Allow me, my dear abbot, who I remind me of your friendship. I recommend you M. of the Condamine. I shall tell you nothing, else he is a of my friends. Her great celebrity may tell you from others things, and her presenee will say you the remains. My dear abbot, I will love you even the death.


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