Sundays with Stendhal 4
Julien fell asleep, dreaming of honors for himself and human rights for everyone else.
(The Red and the Black, vol 2, chapter 39, ‘The Ball’. The translation is a little loose, but captures the contemporary sense pretty well, wouldn’t you say? More traditionally: “Julien fell asleep, dreaming of honors for himself and liberty for everyone else.” The original … “par son imagination, qui revait des distinctions pour lui et la liberte pour tous.”)