Madame:—­I lay it down as a maxim, that
men who enter the service of the State should make
it their chief study to set out in the world with some
notable act which may strike the im...
Jean Franois Paul de Gondi, cardinal de Retz Biographies (1)
A High Church figure and leader of a political faction, an admired preacher as well as a pamphleteer, the controversial cardinal de Retz remains best known in French literary history for his posthumou...