Lot n° 126
1000 - 1500
Result with fees
: 2 232EUR
HUGO Victor (1802-1885).
L.A.S. "V.", following an LA.S. "Ad. V. Hugo" from his wife, [Guernsey, 1858, to Louise COLET]; 3 pages in-8 on bluish paper (some small holes).
Beautiful two-handed letter about the life of the Hugos in exile.
Adèle Hugo worries about Louise's health and thanks her: "It is charming of you, dear lady, to take care of our miseries. They are great, I assure you, and if we did not meet from time to time noble souls like yours we would be very embarrassed. [...] You can perfectly well give your collection to Mrs. Meurice, she will be delighted to see you, she is a charming woman who loves our friends. [...] Our life is always very austere, especially at this time when we are reduced to our little group. But it is a source of pride for me to think that this solitude is a protest against the regime that France is currently undergoing, and admitting that there was suffering, this suffering is coupled with a holy pride. Will you come back to see us this year, dear Madam? Our house will be finished this summer. Moreover, the Cherbourg railroad will be finished by then. It is only three hours by sea from Cherbourg to Guernsey. We will be able to be from Paris here in 16 hours at the most"... Victor Hugo adds: "Would you allow me to add a word to my wife's letter to tell you how touched I was by your good grace for our poor and honorable fellow exile. We will certainly not let him go to jail, and you will have contributed to his freedom. That is your role, Madame, and you have all the kindnesses as you have all the strengths. No, I did not receive your book on Beranger. If you want it to reach me, have the extreme good grace to have it delivered to Paul Meurice. You know with what affectionate and deep feeling I welcome everything that comes from you. I write to you in the evening, I can hardly see on paper to write to you, but I can see very clearly in my heart and in my mind to love and admire you.
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