This led him to a culte du moi, of which the strangest result was an autobiography of crude invective, A Fool's Confession (1893), the printing of which in Swedish was forbidden.
But Lauzun tyrannized over his wife, and it is said that on one occasion he addressed her thus, "Louise d'Orleans, tire-moi mes bottes," and that she at once and finally separated from him.
Donnez moi un baiser.
" Vous faites," she said to her friend Honore de Balzac, " la comedic humaine; et moi, c'est l'eglogue humaine que j'ai voulu faire."
After vaguely looking at it a long time, "Il n'y a que moi qui pouvais concevoir la tete de Leonidas," he whispered, and died.