LAMARTINE Alphonse de (1790-1869) [AF 1829, 7e f].

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LAMARTINE Alphonse de (1790-1869) [AF 1829, 7e f].
2 L.A.S. "Al. de Lamartine" and "Lamartine", 1829; 2 1/2 pages and 1 page in-8, address on the 1st (and small tears due to broken seal; small lack at a corner without loss of text on the 2nd). On his candidacy for the Académie française [he will be elected on November 5]. Monculot September 29, 1829, to the countess of SAINT-AULAIRE in Étioles "If you are in Étioles and M. LEBRUN is in your neighborhood be good enough to ask him if in the case I would be presented to succeed M. DARU at the academy he would give me his vote and could assure me some others of his friends. If, as I am told, the chances are very likely for me, I will be presented without going to Paris, which is impossible for more than one reason at this time. I would be very grateful if you would let me know very frankly the answer of Mr. Lebrun who had warned me with benevolence in this respect when I had the honor of seeing him at your place. Mr. VILLEMAIN is admirable to me [...] My father takes a great interest in this, which makes me take a little interest"... - To a viscount: he counts on the voice and influence of his father. "From all sides I am offered voices. I could count 16 or 17 and if the Duke of Bassano withdraws 19 or 21. But I am afraid of M. de SÉGUR, give me a hand. I absolutely do not want to go to Paris before the day of the election. I have written my reasons to all my friends in the academy. [I don't want to go 200 leagues for a second bellows. I would blush for myself and in front of my friends"... A L.A.S. is attached, Macon December 17, 1849 (2 p. in-8 with his crowned figure). He is "in a crisis of impossibility", and must soon sign a treaty "which alone will allow me to get out of the financial impasse where I am. [...] Do not believe that I abandon the republic nor the future, nor myself. But I am not of any use to it at the moment and I am out of order. Impotence absolves "... Plus a L.S., February 1, 1862, and a ms invitation in his name.
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