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OUR CONTINENTAL CORRESPONDENCE. Sardou's success. The latter's last play has just
Paris, May 25, 1866.
been played for the 205th consecutive night, and We have had a great literary scandal. It has, bids fair to run for as many more nights. M. Sarof course, delighted the general public, who are dou had already reaped a great deal of money from pleased to see literary men play battledore with it. He and M. Feval were engaged for years writing disagreeable personalities as the shuttlecocks. M. the “Duke's Motto." He quitted M. Feval when it Paul Feval is the author of it. He made a most became evident the latter could not write a play. unwarrantable attack on M. Victorien Sardou. You This irritated M. Feval extremely, and the irritation, know who M. Feval is? He is a novelist, who, after so far from being allayed, increased by the flight struggling fearfully with poverty (which seems the of time, for every year witnessed a great dramatic initiation to literature almost everywhere), rose by victory by M. Sardou. M. Feval thought : “Had degrees to a low, a very low degree of favor among he remained my literary copartner, one-half of that the third or fourth class of newspapers, as a writer money would be mine." Being a Frenchman, he of novels for their feuilleton. In this position he regarded this failure to share profits as little less remained until Eugene Sue published his “Mys- than downright pocket-picking, and he treats M. teries of Paris." The great success of this novel Sardou accordingly. He attacked the latter by made M. Antepor Joly, then manager of the “Cour- giving a false statement of their commerce, which rier” (and one of the most curious figures of Paris), threw ridicule and opprobrium on M. Sardou. The anxious to hit upon some novel which should latter replied by correcting the former's errors, and counterbalance the reputation of Sue's story. One revealing the true secret of his irritation. M. Feval morning, an idea struck him, and he went at once has rejoined by a sort of retraction, or least expres. to M. Foval's garret. The following conversation sions of regret, and a promise never again to touch took place between them : "Were you ever in the subject. Public opinion showed itself unmisLondon, Feval ?” "Never." “Can you speak or takably irritated with M. Feval. He has fallen read English ?” “Not one word.” “You are just immensely in estimation, and it is generally bethe man for me, because you will write without lieved that M. Sardou has ended forever the former's previous bias! I want you to write a novel of career as a dramatic author. 150,000 lines, entitled the “Mysteries of London.' The French Academy has given M. Ed. Fournier You will give me the first three chapters to-morrow the triennial prize of French literature; he is the morning. They will be published in our to-mor- author of three one-act comedies in verse, and the row evening's edition. Here are the first $1000 compiler of a good many books. It is shameful to copyright in advance.” “No, really, I cannot accept see the Academy bestow this prize on such a writer those propositions. I am not capable of writing an when there are so many more deserving men who English novel.” “Nonsense! What are you writ- have not only won, but need its favors. . . M. Alex. ing ?” “A novel, 'Les Compagnons du Hasard,' Dumas has gone to Naples; he carries with him which will prove quite a long novel.” M. Antenor a marine life-preserving apparatus; he is just now Joly ran through the first pages of the novel, and busily engaged reforming Italian cooking; it is said exclaimed: Why, that is admirable-just the he will follow the Italian army as historiographer. thing we want. Obliterate those French names.... It is rumored the financial position of M. de Put in English names, torrents of gin, fog, and Lamartine has been discussed by the French Cabismoke, and it will be a first-rate English novel. net, and it is in contemplation to pay all of his debts, Conclude the first ten chapters, and go to London and give him a pension of $8000 a year, he, on the to complete the work.” A fortnight afterwards M. other hand, transferring to the Government all his Feval was in London. I quote this anecdote for estates, copyrights, and other property. It is said two reasons: To show you how these people, who the only obstacle to this arrangement is M. de Laturn up their noses at the English for “shop- martine's hesitation to accept any favor from the keepers,” carry trade even into the realms of art, Government. ... The Imperial printing-office is and this in the most unscrupulous way; and to let busily engaged printing Napoleon's Memoirs (those you see the beginning of M. Feval's fortunes. He dictated at St. Helena) for the Great Exhibition. owed them to the title M. Antenor Joly gave him, They will form eight magnificent volumes. . . Count and to the vogue it enjoyed in consequence of Eu- de Montalembert is quite ill; the operation for the gene Sue's work's success. He continued to be an stone has been performed on him. .. M. Alex. Duobscure writer (although his income was quite mas says in a recent letter: “A short time since an comfortable) of novels in feuilletons until the deaths old friend of mine was arrested for $2400, and thrown of Frederick Soulié, de Balzac, and de Bernard, and into the debtors' jail. He sent me word he was the exhaustion of M. Alex. Dumas made him more under lock and key, and asked me to liberate him. conspicuous. He did not rise; others fell around I had not $2400. I went to his creditor and enhim, and so made him seen. Understanding the tered into a contract binding me to deliver six lecart of using social relations to advance himself, tures in any six provincial towns he pleased, proand of investing flattery to sure advantage, becoming vided he released my friend. He accepted my offer, less unskilled in the use of the pen, he has, of late and my friend came out of jail at once." While years, occupied a good position. Husbanding his I am speaking of M. Alex. Dumas, let me give you money judiciously, keeping clear of debt, avoiding his description of his grave: "There are few burydiscreditable relations with persons of both sexes, ing-grounds so picturesque as that of Villers Cottehe has, aided by time, sidled himself into quite a The situation of the village in the midst of a good position as a literary man by these extraneous forest enables the villagers to obtain all sorts of aids. Time hallows everything it spares. A fly, trees for the tombs. At a distance one sees a bosky which the housemaid had killed, or my uncle Toby with different colored leaves, and when one obhad gently put out of the window, becomes a pre- serves the play of light on all these groups of trees, cious treasure when time hardens the amber into and hears the joyous birds flying from limb to which it had floundered. At the very moment of limb, one thinks it must be the park of some castle time when M. Feval, by dint of much patience, and rather than a village cemetery. The lot destined tact, and labor, and courtesy, and flattery, had for our family burying-ground is a large square, reached this position (greater than so dull a fellow marked by six magnificent firs which were planted might reasonably have hoped to attain), the demon at my father's burial. They are now 49 years old, envy poisoned his blood. He envied M. Victorien land are magvificent. I never go near these firs
JULY 16, 1866.
without profound emotion. All I have most sacred dern Greek. Shakspeare's complete works are in my memories lie there. I went near them this about to be translated into Hindostanee. . . M. time humbler and bowed nearer than ever to earth, Sainte Beuve says, in one of his recent articles: “I fearing to look, and anxious to see. A grave was shall never look upon the average of minds as endng at the foot of the stone which covers my father's tirely emancipated in France, and reason firmly esbody. The gravedigger stood a little distance off tablished, even in Paris, until Voltaire has his leaning on his spade, as he is represented in Ham- statue, not in the vestibule or in the saloon of a let. He had just completed his task. He saw me theatre, but in an open, public square, in the face of coming, and had moved aside. I stopped near the the sun. Time must still pass away before we shall grave. Oh! sweet bitterness of tears, with what see this." sombre voluptuousness I sought thee! The garden M. Clement Duvernois, one of the editors of “La planted on each of the graves where my maternal Liberté,'' headed (I do not mean to pun) one of the grandfather and grandmother and my father sleep recent editorials of his paper with these English was well kept. I nodded thanks to the gravedigger words : Go Head !-he meant Go Ahead! “ Drink who was charged with this duty. I gathered a deep, or taste not of the Castillian spring !" .. M. flower from each of these gardens, and laid them on Jules Janin, in a recent feuilleton, said : “ A horse ! A the bottom of the grave. I saw there a long square horse! My kingdom for a horse ! to use Samuel Johntraced where there was no mound. Knowing it was son's language. O rare Sam Johnson!” Have you reserved for somebody, I called the gravedigger, and noticed the mistakes made in M. Victor Hugo's last asked him, What is this place for? “It is your novel, in speaking of America ? He calls Col. Benton grafe, M. Dumas. There are still three vacant “the famous Missouri banker," and Clay " the mill places in your burying-ground, and I have thought boy of the scars" (translating, not unnaturally, you would be glad to be as near as possible to your slashes by scars), and says: “We (Americans) call father and mother. I do not care which one of Winfield Scott‘hasty plate of soup,” because the first your parents may die before you; be sure this place thing he did after defeating the English was to sit will be kept for you.' I made a sign to the grave down to table.” He says the American love for nick. digger to come up, and stamping the ground with names is a fashion of the lower Greek Empire, and my foot to take possession of it, I said to him: "So it evidently proves revolting to his tastes. А it is agreed, isn't it? This is my grave ?' 'Yes, French newspaper, speaking of the horrors of London, M. Damas.' I took a louis 'out of my pocket and said quite recently : “Will it be believed in London gave it him. He thanked me by a sort of nod, as a soup made of rotten green walnuts and cats' he said : “You think it will do ?' I replied “Yes ; but livers is eaten and popular in all classes of society ?" have you thought to provide against your dying Some of the subscribers to the paper insisted upon before me? “Oh! don't be uneasy about that, M. further particulars in order that they might avoid Damas; I will tell my successor to take care of it this horrible soup when they went to London. The for you.'"
editor said the soup he alluded to was called in I regret to record the death of M. Desportes. He London walnut catsup, and should by all means be was born at Aubenas, in Ardeche County, in 1798, avoided. and made his first appearance as an author in the I insisted in a recent letter upon the great revo24th year of his age by “Le Duel d'Young,” which lution which the penny press was making in proattracted a good deal of attention on its appearance. vincial France. I have new and touching evidence He translated into French Virgil's Bucolics and of this great change, which is taking place faster Æneid, Horace's Odes, and Perseus's Satires ; in 1843 than one could have supposed. The debt literary he brought out a four-act comedy in verse at the men owe to newspapers cannot well be over-estiOde ** Molière à Chambord,” which was not unsuc- mated. They afford literary men a gymnasium cessful; and he labored with great assiduity upon where they acquire skill and support themselves compilations which had great reputation in their comfortably in the trying hours of early professional day, but which are now superseded by dictionaries : life. They afford them a channel of publicity, "In Million de Faits ;” “Pahia,” etc. . . The widow a means of reaching the public, which a legion of of the eminent philosopher and mathematician, J. commercial travellers, however adroit, energetic, and B. Ampère, and inother of the late J. J. Ampere, died skilful they may be, cannot pretend to equal. The recently at Versailles, 88 years old. . . M. Ferdi- " Ledger” penetrates every house in Philadelphia ; nand Flocon is dead. He was born the 1st Novem- Bridget (who slams the front door so rudely in the ber, 1800. During the Restoration he wrote for the touter's face) is glad to see it; and it penetrates “ Courrier Français ;" published a pamphlet against every house day after day for years together. The the Jesuits; wrote criticisms on the Exhibitions of " Home Weekly” is welcomed by 100,000 families, Fine Arts; published a collection of German Bal- fifty-two times a year. A commercial traveller, lads done into French; and wrote a novel, “Ned who called daily or weekly at the same house, would Wilmore.” After the Revolution of 1830, he wrote be regarded a nuisance. Books themselves do not for “Le Constitutionnel,” and after he quitted it, for penetrate so many houses; one may reckon on his “ La Tribune.” In 1845 he founded " La Reforme,” fingers the books which have reached a sale of which was most hostile to the government, and 50,000 copies. There are numbers of newspapers in whose title became the rallying cry of the Revolu- America which have a sale of 50,000 copies daily. tion of 1848. When it occurred this led to his ap- Newspapers not only afford authors a means of acpointment as a member of the Provisional Govern- quainting the public with their labors ; they train ment. He quitted France after the coup d'Etat. readers for books, they cultivate a taste for reading.
We see this exhibited in a striking manner in France. The Armenian monks, who live on St. Lazarus’s When M. Millaud began to organize his local hawIsland in the Venetian lagunes (who has not heard kers, he was, in some villages, unable to procure of their printing-office?), have sent a deputation to men to cry the newspapers in the village streets. the French Emperor to give him the first sheet of The rustics were afraid of passing for fools if they their translation of his * Life of Cæsar;" this first hawked printed sheets which nobody would buy! sheet contains the introduction of the work. . . MM. It actually became necessary to send down hawkers Erckman Chatrain have nearly completed a novel from Paris ! At present this cent newspaper has a entitled “The Prussians in France." Schiller's circulation of 287,920 copies a day, and its circulaMessina Bride" bas inst been translated into ma
He died poor.
tion is constantly increasing
JULY 16, 1866.
taught by this daily teacher are now asking for double column, closely printed book-lists, or for books. Popular libraries are in process of formation single column displayed circulars. in every village in which this cent paper has been The above dimensions will be found convenient distributed, and adult schools have been opened at for all practical purposes, and can be accommo the earnest prayer of the grown peasants, who never dated to any length of catalogue by multiplying the before comprehended the advantages of being able leaves. If I were to fix a precise size to which I to read and write. As it was found by experience would have all the trade conform, it would be siz the books which went the round of a village were by nine inches, the average magazine 8vo. size. The completely worn out (labor's hands are always resulting volumes would be a convenient size to rough), and as all the villagers could not read, an handle, or for the shelves. arrangement was made to obviate these inconveni As the stationery business is generally united
The villagers would assemble at night at with bookselling in all but the metropolitan towns, some agreed house, bringing their work with them, it would be equally desirable for the buyer and ad(an old custom in the country here,) and while they vantageous for the seller if wholesale stationers worked one of them would read aloud. As the and manufacturers of stationery would conform to reader could not read and work at the same time, the same regulations. the listeners would pay him a fair compensation by It is safe to estimate that at least seven out of contributing each two mills every other or every every ten circulars sent out by the various publishthird night. You know there is in French currency ing houses, manufacturers, and wholesale dealers a coin called centime, which is equivalent to two are, after a single hasty glance, thrown aside and mills. Is not this pursuit of knowledge by igno- never referred to again, owing to the present impos. rant Poverty touching ? Nowadays, when a French sibility of preserving them in a convenient shape. publisher has sold 3000 copies of almost any work, This is a very great waste; and I think that by he rubs his hands with satisfaction. There is calling the attention of the book and stationery scarcely one of our publishers who issues a first trade to this subject it will not be difficult to secure edition of more than 1200 copies. The day is not their co-operation in this much needed reform. distant when the editions of French publishers will
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Elliot's Birds of North AMERICA. ——The first part UNIFORMITY OF SIZE IN TRADE-LISTS.
of this splendid work is now ready for delivery.
Each part will contain five plates, colored by hand, Editor Publishers' CIRCULAR: I have nearly 300 representing the species of the natural size, accomtrade circulars and pamphlets in my possession, to panied with scenery corresponding with its habits which I have occasion to make frequent reference. and peculiarities. The edition is limited to 20 To facilitate such reference I have arranged them copies, after the preparation of which the drawings all alphabetically, making packages encircled by a
on the stone will be destroyed. As this is the rubber band of all beginning with the same letter. complement of the great work of Audubon on onr But, owing to a great lack of uniformity in their native birds, so small an edition, we should supsizes and shapes, I find it very difficult to make neat pose, would be promptly exhausted. It has been and convenient packages, and it is very trouble- got up without regard to expense; while the taste, some, whenever I wish to refer to a particular list, the care, the skill, and the faithfulness exhibited to handle over several ill-shaped packages, and, in the delineation and coloring of our new and when the right one is found, to pull off the rubber unfigured species of North American birds are so , band and fumble through an endless variety of conspiouous as to render the work of Mr. Elliot the sheets and pamphlets ranging from two by three crowning glory of illustrated American ornithology. inches to fifteen by twenty in size. Presuming Subscriptions are received at the residence of the that nearly all others engaged in the trade, as well author, No. 27 West Thirty-third Street, New York, as many out of it who have occasion to use trade where a specimen copy of the first part may be seen. circulars, experience the same inconvenience, I desire to suggest the following simple remedy for the cession of a new ministry in England, says : " They
COPYRIGHT.—The “ Athenæum,” noticing the acevil. Let the prominent publishers and dealers agree upon a convenient size of pamphlet, and all may, if they please, put the great question of copythe trade thence forward issue their circulars and right with the United States on a new and sound book lists according to that standard. The cata. footing. A movement has arisen in America it-1 logues can then be bound together in a temporary than a friendly recognition on our side to insure its
self; and this movement probably requires no more or permanent form, and their contents will be in
The Whigs, it is thought, were unwilling stantly accessible. The plan is not impracticable ; for, running over
to meet and encourage this American effort, on the my circulars, I find that I have about forty ranging ground of our pride not allowing us to take anys in size from 5} by 9 inches to 64 by 9.4 inches. Of
further steps. Surely, in a case where the interests
of all our thinkers and writers are concerned, the former size are those published by W. H. Appleton, Amer. Tract Society, Derby & Miller, Mason government office may accept justice when it is Bros., Nelson, Reeve, Routledge, Scribner,' Wood, offered, and put in a corner its own offended maand others of New York ; Harding, Jolinson, Kay,
jesty.' Small, etc., Philadelphia; De Vries, Ibarra & Co.,
Heros Von Borcke.—The articles, entitled "Mel! Lee & Shepard, and one of Little, Brown & Co., moirs of the Confederate War for Independence, by Boston; W. C. Little, and J. Munsell, Albany; Heros Von Borcke, Chief of the Staff to General Jul! Moore & Nims, Troy ; Robert Clarke & Co., and U. E. B. Stuart,” which have appeared in
BlackP. James, Cincinnati; Andrews & Bigelow, Chicago; wood's Magazine,” and which have caused much Bancroft & Co.'s series of catalogues, Roman, and amusement from their palpable Munchausenisms, Hodge, San Francisco. Among the larger size are have been collected and published at Edinburgh, those published by M. W. Dodd, W. Gowan, and in two volumes, with a map.
Harper & Bro., New York. The “Publishers’ Cir HOMER.–A translation of the first book (of the cular” is of the latter size, and its advertising “Iliad”?) into the heroic couplet, by “Omega," it nages show that it is a favorable size, either for announced in London.