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The Project Gutenberg EBook of International Weekly Miscellany Vol. I. No. 3, July 15, 1850, by Various This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net Title: International Weekly Miscellany Vol. I. No. 3, July 15, 1850 Author: Various Release Date: July 22, 2004 [EBook #12982] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK INTERNATIONAL WEEKLY *** Produced by Cornell University, Joshua Hutchinson, William Flis, and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team. INTERNATIONAL WEEKLY MISCELLANY Of Literature, Art, and Science. * * * * * Vol. I. NEW YORK, JULY 15, 1850. No. 3. * * * * * GEORGE SAND, IN THE MEMOIRS OF CHATEAUBRIAND. George Sand is about to publish a book called "Memoirs of my Life," which is looked for with great expectations by both the admirers of her genius and the lovers of scandalous gossip. It is certain that if she makes a clean breast of her adventures and experiences, the world will have reason both for admiration and disgust over the confessions: admiration for the generosity of her character--for she never did a mean thing, and probably never had a mean thought--disgust at the recklessness with which she has cast off the delicacy and modesty of woman, and undermined the morality on which the holiest institutions of society depend. The interest with which the French public look forward to the book may be understood from the enormous price she has received for it between $30,000 and $40,000. The _Credit_, a most respectable daily journal of Paris, has purchased of the publisher, for $12,000, the right of issuing the first six volumes in its _feuilleton_, in advance of the regular publication, and will soon commence them. Chateaubriand, in one of the latest chapters of his Posthumous Memoirs, speaks at some length of George Sand. The verdict of the most illustrious French literary man of the age which has just closed, upon this most remarkable writer of the age now passing, is every way interesting, and we translate it for the _International_ from the columns of _La Presse_, as follows: Madame Sand possesses talents of the first order. Her des
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