Letter by George Sand to Gustave Flauberthttp://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/f/flauber ... ter41.html
Et in Arcadia ego, you know, I love you, dear friend brother, and bless you with all my heart.
Gustave Flaubert's Temptation of St. Anthonyhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tempta ... _(Flaubert
Jean Pierre Jacques Auguste de Labouisse-Rochefort, Les Amours, A Éléonore, recueil D’élégies divisé en Trois Livres.
– containing the phrase Et In Arcadia Ego on the frontispiece in both editions of the book
(undoubtedly being a reference to the group of poets called The Arcadian Academy that were formed in Italy in 1690).
– Jean Pierre Jacques Auguste de Labouisse-Rochefort married Eleonore Musard de Saint-Michel in 1802 in Toulouse
(a composer of sonnets).
Jean Pierre Jacques Auguste de Labouisse-Rochefort, Voyages à Rennes-les-Bains, containing the opening words "From your happy Alphaeus, Oh darling Arethusa!" (possibly written in 1803). Labouisse-Rochefort compared the landscape of Rennes-les-Bains with Arcadia
Jean Pierre Jacques Auguste de Labouisse-Rochefort becomes accepted as a member of The Arcadian Academy - in a "Letter of thanks to the Arcadian Academy of Rome" published on 16 September at Castelnaudary, he wrote:
"A Shepherd of Arcady by the gentle inclination of my heart, I could not help but want to be a member of this illustrious Arcadian Academy
. I was therefore delighted to receive the happy news that the Arcadians have deigned to admit me to membership..."
Jean Pierre Jacques Auguste de Labouisse-Rochefort, Mélanges politiques et littéraires, faisant suite au Voyage à Rennes-les-Bains
(Labouisse-Rochefort was a Royalist).
BTW, there is a connection here. http://newsarch.rootsweb.com/th/read/AC ... 1008030392
One direct ancestor Michel Muzard lost a fortune and made claims against the French government - I've put some of his claim papers on my web site - but I don't know the outcome of the the claim - he was assisted by his son-in-law August de Labouisse Rochefort - I know that the claim went on for many years and that he also lost lands in Cuba and possibly even Louisiana.
The second question regards the Chopin side - to clarify - my 4th great grandfather was Jean Francois Chopin - born 1774 in Mauritius - When Jacques Chopin, his father died, his mother Jeanne Eluard re-married - to Michel Muzard. I think his origins are Paris France, but he had estates in the Wets Indies and LA as mentioned.
Jeanne Chopin (Eluard) was also a woman of substance but 2 oceans away!
they married and had a daughter Eleanor Muzard who married a Frenchman - Labouisse - the two of them were poets who wrote and had published many books romance and some political works.
They lived in Toulouse France and when Michel Muzard lost his fortunes he lived there also.
Arcadian Academy of Romehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academy_of_Arcadia
Queen Christina of Sweden and the Porta Magica http://www.alchemywebsite.com/queen_christina.html