Alfred de VIGNY (1797-1863), writer, poet
French signed autograph letter. N.l.., Thursday, February 3, 1859. 3 pp bi-folio in-8 octavo, folded.
Vigny's advice to a young poet presenting his works for the academic competition; It acknowledges the poem La Sœur de Charité (Sister of Charity) from the nineteenth century (...). I forbid myself to express my opinion on any of the poems presented (...). It is also important for yourself that I give you advice and not to dedicate your book. It use my full authority to note your qualities in the discussion. One could attribute my approval as gratitude for the homage and suspect a secret on your behalf for the work which should not have been given. Bring, (...) your poem without dedication to the General Secretariat of the Institute with a sealed note (...). Note the timing and rank (...). He notes that the Academy’s decision will be made in August.
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