Émile Augier

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Guillaume Victor Émile Augier (17 September 182025 October 1889) was a French dramatist. He was the thirteenth member to occupy seat 1 of the Académie française on 31 March 1857.

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L’Aventurière (1848)Edit

  • L’amour chez les vieillards a d'étranges racines,
    Et trouve, comme un lierre aux fentes des ruines,
    Dans ces cœurs ravagés par le temps et les maux,
    Cent brèches où pousser ses tenaces rameaux.
    • Act I., Scene V. (translation by Fabrice).
    • From strangest roots love in old men doth grow;
      Like ivy on a ruin it doth show,
      And in these hearts laid waste by grief and time,
      By myriad clefts its clinging branches climb.
    • Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 86.
  • La vérité sort mieux d’un tonneau que d'un puits.
    • Act II, Scene IV. — (translation by Annibal).
    • Truth in a hogshead hides, not in a well.
    • Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 119.
  • La patrie est aux lieux où l’on a des amis.
    • Act III., Scene III. — (translation by Monte-Prade).
    • Where we have friends, there is our fatherland.
    • Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 112.

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