Love letter by Anne-Prospère de Launay to Marquis de Sade  

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Anne-Prospère de Launay wrote a love letter to Marquis de Sade, in her own words signed with blood.

« Je jure à M. le marquis de Sade, mon amant, de n’être jamais qu’à lui. … de ne jamais ni ne me marier, ni me donner à d’autres, de lui être fidèlement attachée, tant que le sang dont je me sers pour sceller ce serment coulera dans mes veines. Je lui fais le sacrifice de ma vie, de mon amour et de mes sentiments, avec la même ardeur que je lui ai fait celui de ma virginité. (…) »).
"I swear to the Marquis de Sade, my lover, never to be but his alone. ... Never to get married, nor give myself to others, and to be faithfully attached to him, as long as the the blood that I use to seal this oath runs through my veins. I give him the sacrifice of my life, my love and my feelings, with the same ardour that I gave him my virginity. (...)" (translation Jahsonic).

This letter was kept by Sade, transmitted to his descendents and discovered and published in 2006 by Maurice Lever among three other letters by the young lady.

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