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PRUDHOMME, RENÉ-FRANÇOIS-ARMAND ("SULLY"). Two Autograph Letters Signed, "Sully Prudhomme," to "My dear colleague" or "My dear friend," in French, concerning the authorization to publish a piece of Prudhomme's poetry set to music, praising the recipient's poetry, explaining that he is still at work on his own poem, explaining that the overly narrow type of Prudhomme's book is not his doing but a "mystery of the bookseller." Together 6 pages, 8vo, written on two folded sheets; horizontal fold. Paris, 22 October 1885; Châtenay-Malabry, nd
22 October 1885: ". . . I was angry with myself for not having thanked you for the lively and delicate pleasure that I derived from reading your poetry published in the Revue politique et littéraire. The verses are at the same time eruditely made and with an easy allure. Gaiety and good taste, wit and elegance combine there in an entirely French way, which contrasts very agreeably with the pretentious character of the lyric of too great a number of current poetic productions. . . ."