Lot n° 779
800 - 1000
RETZ Jean-François-Paul de Gondi, cardinal de (1613- 1679) cardinal, archeveque de Paris, adversaire de Mazarin et chef de la Fronde; ecrivain et memorialiste.
L.A.S. "Cardinal de Rets", November 26, 1660, to a cardinal; 2 pages in-4 (small slits in the folds).
"If I thank Your Eminence, even though I am often obliged to you, I have been bothering him at every moment of my life. I cannot retain my guarantee in this one, which makes me see without being surprised all the most essential and effective marks of the friendship of the world that will be eternally the most dear and precious to me, and which gives me more true satisfaction and sensitive joy than all the persecutions I suffer can give me pain. I cannot express to Your Eminence what I am without, and I beg you to believe that it is impossible for me to make him a cognoscento with how much respect, tenderness and recognition I am and will be all my life Monsignor de Vre Emince the most humble, most obedient and most obligated servant"....
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