If my father had loved me as well as I loved him he
would never have sent me into a country so dangerous
as this, to which I came through pure obedience and
against my own inclination. ...
Birth and Family.—­Early Life.—­Desire
to join the Army.—­Enter the
Musketeers.—­The Campaign Commences.—­Camp
of Gevries.—­Siege ...
Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon Biographies (1)
The French writer Louis de Rouvroy, Duc de Saint-Simon (1675-1755), provides in his classic "Memoirs" a major source of information on the court of the "Sun King," Louis XIV.The Duc de Saint-Simon was...