Federico Ozanam, Letter 0003: To his father

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Author: Frédéric Ozanam · Translator: Joseph I. Dirvin, C.M. · Year of first publication: 1986 · Source: "Frédéric Ozanam, a life in letters". Published by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of the United States..
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Feast day wishes. Good resolutions.

Dear Papa,

I love you very much! In bringing you best wishes on our mutual feast day, I assure you it is with all my heart. I give you my letter, and you promise me Telémaque.1 I want to become very wise and very obedient, no more whining like the other day. I would hope that my wisdom and obedience bring you joy and happi­ness and a long life.

It was very good of you to allow me to dine at Madame Galline’s, for I had a very good time. I am not ungrateful, and I want my prompt obedience to show my gratitude.

Adieu, dear papa. I am, with respect, your dear son.

Fred.-Antoine Ozan.

Original: Archives Laporte.
Edition: Fr I, letter 3.

  1. The title of a book Frédéric wanted.

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