“At times the heart plays tricks and lets us down. The vigilant are right. For God (the mighty Breguet) gave us faith, and seeing it was good, improved it with a watchful eye."
Les Chansons des rues et des bois, 1865
Author, playwright, poet, political figure, member of the Academy and committed intellectual, Victor Hugo (1802-1885) is regarded as the leading French writer of the Romantic era. His Les Chansons des rues et des bois, written among other works on the Anglo-Norman island of Guernesey in 1865, includes an homage to Breguet.