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Alfred de Musset

“During the wars of the Empire, while husbands and brothers were in Germany, anxious mothers gave birth to an ardent, pale, and neurotic generation. Conceived between battles, reared amid the noises of war, thousands of children looked about them with dull eyes while testing their limp muscles. From time to time their blood-stained fathers would appear, raise them to their gold-laced bosoms, then place them on the ground and remount their horses. ”


Alfred De Musset, The Confession of a Child of the Century
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The Confession of a Child of the Century The Confession of a Child of the Century by Alfred de Musset
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