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La Peyrouse

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From A Bibliography of Alexandre Dumas père by Frank Wild Reed:
     Twelve regular ten-line stanzas, rhyming a, b, a, b, c, c, d, e, e, d.
     This piece appeared successively in :—
     1. "La Revue Encyclopédique,".for July, 1828.
     2. "La Psyché," for May, 1829.
     3. "Hommage aux Dames" (Paris, L. Janet, 1831).
     4. "La Corbeille d'or" (Paris, L. Janet, 1837).
     5. "Paris Londres Keepsake Français," 1840-41, Fourth Vol. ; Paris, H. L. Delloye, 8vo.
     6. Reprinted by Dumas in his "Mémoires," Chapter CXII., 1852-54.
     7. Included by M. Glinel in his "Alexandre Dumas et Son Œuvre," 1884. In this issue the printer dropped out the eighth line in the sixth stanza.
     According to M. Glinel, the autograph manuscript formed part of the collection of M. Ernest Lemaître of Laon.
     M. Glinel points out, in his MS. collection of Dumas' verse, three variants between the MS. and the text in "La Psyché," and seven between the MS. and the "Paris Londres Keepsake," in addition to a note supplied by Dumas.
     M. Glinel does not record the appearances numbered 3 and 4.

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