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La Néréide

vers/verse, pub:1826

An elegy in an antique style. Published in La Psyché.

From A Bibliography of Alexandre Dumas père by Frank Wild Reed:
     The first verse is a refrain and is repeated after each two stanzas. This refrain and the other verses are alike in consisting of four lines each, rhyming a, b, a, b. Apart from the refrain, there is a total of twelve stanzas; the refrain does not. as might have been expected, follow the final verse.
     It first appeared in "La Psyché," March, 1826.
     It forms the tenth piece (pp. 89 to 96) in the MS. album "Préludes Poétiques," written out by Dumas for Mme. Waldor, and is there dedicated to Monsieur de Pongerville.
     In his MS. collection M. Glinel points out a number of variations between these two texts. He reprinted that from "La Psyché" in his "Alexandre Dumas et Son Œuvre," pages 155 to 157.
     This piece was also twice printed in 1830 : in the "Almanach Dédié aux Dames," and in the "Hommage aux Dames."

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