"Sévigné would not have put it better"
Sévigné by Claude Lefebvre
Public DomainSévigné by Claude Lefebvre

Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, Marquise de Sévigné (1626-1696) was a celebrated letter-writer. Many of her letters were addressed to her daughter. Proust's mother and grandmother were fans, and would often quote her work to each other.