Benjamin Constant's letters (1802-1823) were published by Victor Glachant in 1906.
The duke's share in the coalition against France made his service incompatible with Constant's political opinions, which were already definitely republican, and, on the dissolution of his marriage in 1794, he resigned his post.
Much of Constant's time was spent with her at Coppet; but he also made long sojourns at Weimar, where he mixed in the GoetheSchiller circle, and accumulated material for the great work on religion which he had begun, so far back as 1787, at Colom bier.
Constant's political career was spoiled by his liaison with Madame de Stael, and at the Restoration was further disturbed by his unreturned passion for Madame Recamier.
- See Constant's Cahier rouge, published first in 1907, containing his autobiography from 1767 to 1787; Journal intime (1804-1816), re-edited with the Lettres a sa famine by D.
Michon, Le Gouvernement parlementaire sous la Restauration (1905), containing an analysis of the more important of Constant's political writings; V.