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Invocation de Sappho à Venus

vers/verse, pub:1858




From A Bibliography of Alexandre Dumas père by Frank Wild Reed:
     Seven regular four-line stanzas, rhyming alternately.
     Another translation from Sappho, first to be found in "Le Monte-Cristo" under the date of January 7th, 1858, page 181.
     Later in the same year it appeared in the article on "Sappho" supplied by Dumas to "Les Étoiles du Monde;" Paris, Garnier Frères, 1858, the verses being on pp. 296 and 297.
     Dumas also quotes them in his "Souvenirs d'une Favorite," Chapter XLVIIL, as being sung by Lady Hamilton.

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