Memoirs To Illustrate The History Of My Time is a Historical book. François Guizot has Reasons for publishing these Memoirs during his Life. My Introduction into Society. My First Acquaintance with M. de Châteaubriand, M. de Suard, Madame de Staël, M. de Fontanes, M. Royer Collard. Proposal to appoint me Auditor in the Imperial State Council. Why the Appointment did not take place. I enter the University and begin my Course of Lectures on Modern History. Liberal and Royalist Parties. Characters of the different Oppositions towards the Close of the Empire. Attempted resistance of the Legislative Body. MM. Lainé, Gallois, Maine Biran, Raynouard, and Flaugergues. I leave Paris for Nismes. State of Paris and France in March, 1814. The Restoration takes place. I return to Paris, and am appointed Secretary General to the Ministry of the Interior.