Lot n° 285
700 - 800
Result with fees
: 1 408EUR
Maurice de SAXE (1696-1750) Marshal. 2 L.A.S.,... - Lot 285 - Ader
Maurice de SAXE (1696-1750) Marshal. 2 L.A.S., Spire and Dresden 1734-1736, to Jean-Baptiste-François-Joseph, count de Sade, followed by minutes of reply from the count de Sade; 2 pages and a half and 3 pages in-4, one address with fragment of red wax seal (cracks and small tears).
Amusing letters to his brother-in-arms, the Count de Sade, during the War of Polish Succession.
Speyer 3 August 1734. He sent him back to the "great army" a letter which was given to him by mistake: "I say great parse that we abitans of Spir and the surroundings which cannot after glory should be regarded only as eclopses, that we leave behind us while you other heralds go to make memorable exploits...". They console themselves with meals and may have other pleasures. There is nothing new from Italy: "I have been written from Paris that the Einperials are entrenched in the country behind them, that we have sick people and that the food has made us a piss, we do not know where King Stanislaus suspected the Muscovites to have held the Greek foy at our batalions knows how to say the saddle of their peis because they are not arriving in Copenhagen. The Prince Ugene is next to you, he is passing by the Necker today. God leads him and keeps us in the pay"... Sade noted an anecdote about the heroic spirit that reigns among the officers. Dresden 16 December 1736. "I do not know what can have given place to the noise which knows widespread that I will not return to France, I love and I hate too much its charming nátion, which my marks of indulgence and goodness, to leave me from the flateusse hope to return. I spend among eyes the most beautiful years of my youth with delirium, and all that remains for me is the regret of not having done enough to deserve the esteem of the French, but a too long paÿ and a too short gaire an has deprived me "... He sketches an idyllic picture of life in this country, made of hunting, mechanics, time spent near the king, " which monhor of more goodness than I deserve ", and of friends, including Frenchmen. Bacqueville leaves "to join Madame la duchesse de Bouillon at 300 places," he says, "I deplore it and I think he is right"... On the back, a draft answer: "you have acquired talens which should make you the first general of Europe, you should make us happy"; besides, "we eat we hunt we love we sleep everywhere but it is only in France that we enjoy all the delights of love, even without taking infinite love"...
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