On the night of 6th of July 1815 in Saint-Denis one of the greatest French
writers, Chateaubriand watched helplessly as two of the most ill-famed ex-ministers
of Napoleon, Talleyrand and Fouché entered before him the room of the new king,
Louis XVIII. Later he has stigmatized them in his memories as „vice leaning on the
arm of crime." His phrase was quoted again and again in the last two centuries by
many historians, politicians and writers.