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Repertory of the Comedie Humaine
Pt 2

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REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE
PART II, L -- Z 

LA BASTIE (Monsieur, Madame and Mademoiselle de).  (See Mignon.) 

LA BASTIE LA BRIERE (Ernest de), member of a good family of Toulouse,
born in 1802; very similar in appearance to Louis XIII.; from 1824 to
1829, private secretary to the minister of finances.  On the advice of
Madame d'Espard, and thus being of service to Eleonore de Chaulieu, he
became secretary to Melchior de Canalis and, at the same time,
referendary of the Cour des Comptes.  He became a chevalier of the
Legion of Honor.  In 1829 he conducted for Canalis a love romance by
correspondence, the heroine of the affair being Marie-Modeste-Mignon
de la Bastie (of Havre).  He played this part so successfully that she
fell in love and marriage was agreed upon.  This union, which made him
the wealthy Vicomte de la Bastie la Briere, was effected the following
February in 1830.  Canalis and the minister of 1824 were witnesses for

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