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setting where forty years before I had commenced to read him. Beside me on the platform was General de La Laurencie who was in command of the Third Army Corps; I did not think at that time that I was soon to see him again on the northern frontier in tragic circumstances. During the reception which followed, my old schoolmates presented me with a bronze plaque, the work of one of them who was a sculptor; it represented the Seine with the Pont Boieldieu, which I had crossed every morning in Rouen on my way to the Lycee, and the Pont des Arts, in Paris, which is dominated by the cupola of the institute.
To find my old friends of Rouen white-haired, some of them fat, and nevertheless so similar to the young men I had known, gave me much the same feelings that Proust experienced at the ball of the Prince de Guermantes. Yes, all these boys with whom I had played seemed disguised as old men. One was a prefect, another a senator, another a colonel of constabulary. Many had already retired. The elder Dupre, who had first taught me to love music, dragged himself about with the aid of two canes. My mother, who had come from Elbeuf as she used to do formerly `for the prizes', was touched by the affectionate speeches in which reference was made to the child she had raised. I thought: `The evening of a fair day ...' Alas, the evening had barely begun and storm was gathering on the horizon.
A reception at the Academy is one of the beautiful French ceremonies. Everything contributes to its grandeur: the antiquity of the building, the strangeness of the procedure, the narrowness of the room, the quality of the audience, the prestige of the members, the military trappings, the traditional vocabulary and often the quality of the eloquence. Before being read at a public session, the speeches have to be accepted by a committee. I appeared before the latter and passed, with kind praises, this last examination of my life. The Duke de La Force said to me:
`You must remove the word inlassablement (indefatigably) which is not in the Dictionary of the Academy.'
He was right.
After this test the newly elected member takes his seat. At the moment he enters, the whole Academy rises as a mark of courtesy; he bows, seats himself and takes part for the first time in the work on the Dictionary. The contrast between the simplicity of this ceremony and the majesty of the institution is not without grandeur and charm.

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