Ludolf intimates that its occupancy had been taken from them in his own time after it had been held "for more than a century."
In 5802 she published the first of her really noteworthy books, the novel of Delphine, in which the "femme incomprise" was in a manner introduced to French literature, and in which she herself and not a few of her intimates appeared in transparent disguise.
There she stayed during the winter and then went to Berlin, where she made the acquaintance of August Wilhelm Schlegel, who afterwards became one of her intimates at Coppet.
He soon changed his mind, however, and, admitting them to the circle of his intimates, loaded them with favours.
He expressly intimates in this connexion his acceptance of Avicebron's position.