The Marquis de Sade
A strange but lucid formation of different and agreemeatnts of different individuals. A very brilliant text.
1802. (A portrait in Charles Noider's Memories, Incidents and Portraits of the Revolution and the Empire, where he deals with the Saint Pelagie Prison.)
"One of these persons rose very early, because he was to be transferred and had been warned of this. All I could see at first was a frightful obesity which so hampered the man's movements that he could not display a vestige of that grace and elegance, hints of which are to be seen in his general comportment. Yet the weary eyes still preserved a hint of brilliance and subtlety which flare up from time to time like a dying spark in a dead coal"