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APRIL 1, 1867

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OUR CONTINENTAL CORRESPONDENCE. dence,' which forms the 19th, 20th, and 21st vol.

Paris, March 1, 1867. umes of the original edition of the Complete Works This has been the fortnight of letter-writing. I of Henri Heine,' published at Hamburgh, by MN. mentioned to you some time since MM. Michel Levy Hoffman & Campe, the publishers by contract, in intended publishing the complete correspondence the same manner as I am of Mme. Heine, and the of Heinrich Heine. As soon as his widow heard of German publishers of her husband above forty years, it she brought suit to restrain the publication. as I have been his French publisher these last fourThe newspapers mentioned it, and expressed a teen years. This origin of my translation is a mahope she would, upon reflection, desist from the terial fact which is easy to be ascertained, and legal proceedings. She replied by this letter : which Mme. Heine, or rather her advisers, bare

"Sir: How did you hear of the action I have not taken the trouble to examine, but which canbrought against M. Michel Levy? I lead a very not escape the attention of a court of justice. DIM. retired life, and do not make a noise about the senti- | Binger Brothers, of Amsterdam, have pnblished ment which has led me to avenge the memory of an unauthorized edition of some of Henri Heine's my husband outrageously insulted. These are the works. This is the elition which Mme. Heine facts. I have often heard it said that literary men complained to me about two or three years ago, are mere children in business compared with pub- and of which she gave me a copy as evidence, in lishers. I am a woman; judge of my inexperience case I thought proper to bring suit against the when I entered into business arrangements with publishers. But I borrowed absolutely nothing M. Michel Levy. But he was so kind, so obliging, from this edition. I have never translated one I could not have thought of distrusting him. One single line from it. which I should have demonday, touched by his solicitude, I told him some strated to Mme. Heine, if before sending me process foreign publisher had issued letters from my hus- she had been good enongh to call on me about the band which were styled private, but which really business, as my good relations with her perhaps were fabricated. I was distressed by it, but how should have prompted her to do. I still hope that, could I bring suit in Germany ? M. Levy replied, convinced of my good faith, after seeing these palProcure me the volumes and I will sue the pub- pable proofs of it, Mme. Heine will dismiss the lisher, laying the damages at $20,000. I mention suit which blundering advisers have made her these figures for the sake of accuracy. I desired bring so thoughtlessly against me. I remain, etc. only one thing, namely, to prevent that publica

MICHEL LEVI. tion, and I was so fortunate as to meet a protector P. S. Mme. Heine speaks of her inexperience, and who would see that I attained my ends! I investi- suggests that I took advantage of it when I made my gated the matter, and was led to purchase seven contract with her. Now I did not negotiate it with volumes in German, which I gave to him. Months, Mme. Heine. It was with M. Embden, a Hamburgh years passed away. I requested M. Michel Levy merchant, Henri Heine's cousin and friend, whom io return me the volumes I had confided to him, she charged with the business and who came to as he made no use of them in the defence of my Paris expressly to arrange the matter with me. rights; but he was always so busy, and those Ger- Mme. Heine had nothing to do with it except to man books were so far away under piles of books, write her name at the foot of the contract, just as that I waited patiently, and was still waiting, when she probably did at the foot of the letter she sent I heard, in a very indirect way, M. Michel Levy was

you.' about to publish the fabricated and translated let

Widows do not seem to have changed since the ters, which, at one time, had excited his anger. days of the elder Mr. Weller. This is the reason I have brought suit. Did you

Here is a letter from M. Dupin, the well-known know these facts, sir ? You will no longer have a dramatic anthor, about an anecdote often told of right to laugh at me. You, in turn, have played Scribe (with whom he wrote sixty-five pieces) which M. Michel Levy's game. You thought he told you deserves a place here. It is addressed to M. Timoabont a curious lawsuit, while his object was to get thée Trimm (M. Leo Lespès), the chief editor of ten lines from you in your newspaper, knowing “Le Petit Journal." perfectly well that written by you they would be a

“Sir: An anecdote as improbable as ridienlous recommendation which would enable him to sell, about Michel et Christine was told some years before the decision of the courts, a great many vol since in a stupid pamphlet. Scribe and I, pot es. umes. I remain, Widow Henri Heine."

pecting the anecdote would be repeated by other M. Michel Levy replied :

people, did not think worth while to refute it. M. “Sir: The reflections raised in your mind by the Timothée Trimm has echoed this improbable story, action brought against us by Mme. Heine concern. which can astonish nobody; for although very old ing her husband's correspondence, the first two as a newspaper writer, M. Timothée Trimm is very volumes of which we have published, have led to a young in theatrical matters ; besides, he touches so-called correction signed by her, and she accuses superficially on every question, and perhaps he was you of being good naturedly my lawyer to puff me. unable to find in his encyclopædia a report of the You know how unfounded the latter accusation is. first performance of Michel et Christine. This is As to the substance of the discussion, it is not in a the pretended anecdote: The day of the first newspaper ; I can fully explain it. I content myself performance of Michel et Christine, Scribe invited hy saying, in order to justify myself, that the first Dupin to come to his box. The piece was played. article of the contract I made with Mme. Heine, on What was M. Dupin’s astonishment when the actor the 28th January, 1865, runs: “Mme. Henri Heine who announced the authors mentioned his name. sells and cedes to MM. Michel Levy Frères-1st. The and when Scribe said to him: 'It is the five act melo full and entire property of all the published and drama you gave me, I have made a one act piece of liereafter to be published works of Henri Heine. 2d. it. Now was it possible I could not know my piece The exclusive right of translation into French of all when I was present at every rehearsal, and not one the works of Henri Heine published in German. of them took place without my assistanee! M. 3d. The right of translation into French of all the Timothée Trimm says I was in the theatre the nigbt posthumous and unpublished works of Henri Heine of the first performance. He onght to know that an which may be published.' By virtue of rights ; anthor, fearing his barque may founder, does not conceded me in so explicit a manner by this article willingly expose himself to hear the roar of an I have had translated · Henri Heine's Correspon- / angry pit. Thank heaven, our barque reached port

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