Lot n° 232
1800 - 2000
VERLAINE Paul (1844-1896).
5 L.A.S. "Paul Verlaine," 1868-1895, to various; 5 1/2 pages in-8, one envelope.
September 29, 1868, [to Paul MEURICE], requesting a place to attend Cadio.
Tuesday morning [February 1871]. "My dear friend, My mother tells me that you must come home this evening. [...] I shall be waiting for you, - very impatiently believe it. I will have so much pleasure to see you again and to talk about all the more or less vile things that have happened and will happen!"... January 16, 1889, to Léon DESCHAMPS, director of La Plume. "Bleed yourself a little. [...] Try to have some gold against such beautiful verses! [...] I find that Cazals is not kind in this, as in the publication in a book of a portrait that I did not authorize him to publish: does he take my face for a living? April 5 and 11, 1895, to Edouard MONTAGNE, of the Committee of the Society of the People of Letters. He asks him to "settle the account of the two auditions at the Concert Colonne of the lyrics of Impressions fausses which took place last March"... - His letter was in fact intended for the Society of Authors, Editors and Composers of music. "I am ill and bedridden at the moment. When I will be able to walk and act a little, I will undoubtedly have to deal with you again with a view to my admission to the Society of Writers, precisely. I should have taken care of it long ago, but life is so busy!
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