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Madame de Ségur

  • It is a cowardly abuse of power to ill-treat a child.

  • Kindness attracts, pacifies, and corrects.

  • ... the right to remove passages without consulting the Author seems to me to be quite new, and not yet common practice. This is the opinion shared by the half dozen Authors that I know personally. However, the Good Lord having not marked me with the sin of obstinancy, I shall give in to your demand ... and I await the next set [of proofs] in the humble attitude of a deflated balloon.

    • Madame de Ségur,
    • in Sophie Heywood, Catholicism and Children's Literature in France ()

Madame de Ségur, Russian-born French writer

(1799 - 1874)

Born: Countess Sofiya Feodorovna Rostopchina. Full name: Sophie, Countess de Ségur.