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L' Aigle blessé

vers/verse, pub:1826

A poem which depicts Napoleon as a wounded eagle. Published in La Psyché.


From A Bibliography of Alexandre Dumas père by Frank Wild Reed:
     Eight unequal stanzas, variously rhymed, totalling 59 lines.
     Careful as M. Glinel invariably is, he has, in the text included in his MS. "Œuvres Poétiques" overlooked the omission of the 16th line of the seventh stanza.
     First published in "La Psyché," April, 1826.
     It forms the sixth piece in the MS. "Préludes Poétiques," pp. 53 to 58. It is there dedicated to Monsieur Arnault père, and has an epigraph of four lines from that poet's "Marius à Minturnes."
     M. Glinel lists, in his MS. collection of Dumas' poems, twelve variants between the printed text and that of the "Préludes Poétiques."
     It is the text of "La Psyché," which M. Glinel reprints in his work, mentioned above, on Dumas. It there occupies pp. 161 to 163.
     This piece also appeared in the "Almanach Dédié aux Demoiselles" for 1829, of which M. Glinel was not aware.

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