S.A. Bent, comp. Familiar Short Sayings of Great Men. 1887.
[A French politician and advocate; born at Lyons, 1809; secretary-general of the ministry of the interior of the republic of 1848; member of the Constituent Assembly of that year, and of the Corps Législatif, 1858 and 1869, where he opposed the second empire; member of the Academy; of the Committee of National Defence, 1870, where he held the department of foreign affairs, and arranged with Bismarck the capitulation of Paris; member of the National Assembly, and senator; died 1880.]