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- APRIL 15, 1867. 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 MM. 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, have
“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. MM. retired life, and do not make a noise about the senti. Binger Brothers, of Amsterdam, have published 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 edition which Mme. Heine facts. I have often heard it said that literary men coinplained 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 trauslated one I could not bave 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 enough 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 LEVY. 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 to 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, 1, 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. I 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 author, 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. Timoabout 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 ridiculous 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, not exumes. 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 pobody; 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 by 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 Heive 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 melofull 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 assistance ? M. 3d. The right of translation into French of all the Timothée Trimm says I was in the theatre the night posthumous and unpublished works of Henri Heine of the first performance. He ought 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 APRIL 15, 1867.
safely that evening! I do not know whether M. | been appointed by the Italian government to go to Timothée Trimm, who was one evening in his life a Vienna to claim the Venetian archives carried away dramatic author at the Delassements Comiques, by the Austrians. He will claim two hundred and remained on the stage the evening his piece was forty-nine Venetian pictures, above five hundred played ; if he did not, if he remained in the theatre registers, packets, volumes and manuscripts of the that night, I pity him! I remain, Dopin.” archives and libraries, and five hundred and
Here is the latest pen-and-ink portrait of M. de thirty-four works of art belonging to the Museum Lamartine: “ That old man you see sitting in an of the Arsenal. He has been instructed to claim arm-thair, sad and silent, is he. So recently as ten all the manuscript relating to Venetian history ; it years since, when he walked about the streets of is alleged the most important collections relating Paris, straight, thin, and buoyant, he looked, with to the history of the old republic are now at Vienna. his threadbare clothes, like a nobleman on whom as the Austrians did literally despoil the Venetian fortune had not smiled, and who shielded himself archives of everything precious. . . M. Philarete by extreme cleanliness from the results of poverty. / Chasles has discovered in the Mazarine Library a Now age has marked him distinctly; every feature,
ery feature curious autograph. No one knew the Christian every sinuosity of his epidermis bears age's claws. names of the unhappy Marshal d'Ancre. M. If the head retains the Grecian smallness which Chasles has discovered the Marshal's own handwas once admired, it is no longer in harmonious writing, traced on a copy of Euripides of the 16th proportion with the face. The cheek bones and The cheek bones and century, published by Plantin with this denomina
The Marshal signed jaws have increased; the eyes have lost their tion in Greek-Ktema palaion. lustre. and that eloquent mouth, which calmed his name there Cosme Antoine Baptiste Concini. storms and pacified angry mobs, has lost some of The same volume likewise contains in the same its teeth and undergone age's deformity. He handwriting a series of quotations from Euripides's speaks with so much difficulty he commonly keeps tragedies, translated into Latin, which form a sort silent.” It is said M. de Lamartine's debts amount of decalogue of an ambitious man, and which to $100,000, and his income is set down at $16,000 Concini seemed to have made the rule of his life. a year, of which $6,000 come from the Sultan
G. S. (who settled some years since this annuity on him), and $6,000 from his wife's estate. If these state
NOTES ON BOOKS AND BOOKSELLERS. ments be true, M. de Lamartine requires $24,000 a
BYRON AND IRVING, year to keep down the interest on his debt; and
Philadelphia, March 17, 1867. it is said he cannot manage to live for less than Editor American Literary Gazette : $20,000 a year, consequently his income is just SIR: To my note published in your paper of the $28,000 a year below his expenses. But it must 1st inst. I should add, Mr. Irving told me that be noticed that his copyright is not included in whilst at Moore's lodgings, from time to time, wait. this estimate of income. I stumbled the other ing for him to dress for dinner, he would read By. day upon a singular memorandum of account, ron's MS. Journal. He (Irving) quoted some of it pamely, the publisher's account of M. de Lamar-(certainly not proper for the public or private eye) tine's “ History of the Restoration." Here it is:- to me as late as 1857. He said that Moore had sent Paid the author for the manuscript, . $30,000 00 many kind messages to him. Irving gave me a Printing, . .
. 5,089 85 very interesting account of a visit to Sunnyside by Stereotyping, .
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tory of Engraving on Wood--the oldest and not A curious coincidence of ideas and expressions the least important of methods of engraving. The of two authors has just occurred here. It led at only modern work, that by Chatto (unfairly attrionce to a charge of plagiarism, but the accused / buted to Jackson), learned and excellent as is its author, M. Ch. Dollfus, has given his word of honor account of the ancient practice of the art, is singuhe never read or so much as heard of “ Les Amants," larly deficient in all that relates to the modern by M. Hector Malot—and he is a gentleman whose schools; and the supplement to a recent edition word may be relied on.
by Bohn, does not give even a notion of what has M. Sardou recently told one of his friends he been accomplished in late years; the criticisms always felt he could achieve fame and fortune, and being withont knowledge, and the specimens genein the deepest of his poverty he was so sure of the rally poor and ill-chosen. The work now proposed future he often amused himself drawing plans of is intended to supply this deficiency; its object his study and of his park! ... M. Cibrario has being, while giving a succinct history of ancient
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times, to go thoroughly into the modern schools- man can read a single number of it without recogbeginning with Bewick and Branston: to fairly re- nizing the fact, that industry, independence, and view and criticize their characteristic merits and force are brought to bear in all its departments. defects; and to illustrate both history and criticism We think it was Fuseli, who, when asked by a with proofs of the best engravings of the best mas- brother artist, what he mixed his colors with, reters-engravings not merely taken haphazard, or plied—“With brains, sir!" So whatever one may to suit the advertising needs of publishers (as has think of the “Round Table," in every respect, he been the case in what reviews have hitherto been cannot help admitting that it is, at any rate, edited put forth); nor yet mere reduced or other copies, with brains. There is in the world so much dreary worthless as specimens of engraving (like those common-place and leaden conformity that the mere copies of old cuts given by Chatto); but carefully spectacle of vigorous life and intellectual briskness selected examples of the different styles of different is, of itself, gratifying. We need just such a jourmen-proofs on India paper from the original blocks, nal, and it deserves to be well conned by the amwhen available, and when the blocks are worn orbitious young gentleman who rashly contemplates cannot be obtained, photographs from early proofs, premature authorship. In it, like the Apostle's In addition, it is proposed to show the manifold natural man beholding his face in a glass, he may capabilities of wood engraving by giving some ofttimes discern his fate, and thus be forewarned original subjects, such as fruit, fish, shells, feathers, lest he himself become the Ucalegon next to burn. &c. &c.—so far as possible, to make the book a We are glad to hear that this journal is permanently sufficient manual of instruction for all really established, and that the circle of its influence is earnest professors of the art. The proposed work constantly expanding. will therefore consprise : A faithful History of the
En. Pub. CIRCULAR.-Will some of your readers Art of Engraving on Wood, as practised from the earliest time until now, in England, Germany,
inform me whether any public library in PhiladelFrance, America, &c., with some account also of!
phia contains a set of the “Revue Contemporaine," the principal Engravers ; A choice collection of the
say for the last ten years ?
N. D. best specimens of the art (including only the best, DicKENS'S DEALINGS WITH AMERICANS.—Mr. Chas. except where it may be desirable to point out Dickens has always been loud in his complaints errors in style); A manual of criticism, with exam against what he calls the “piracy" of American ples for instruction. The edition will be limited publishers. We see it announced in the “ New to three hundred. Mr. Linton is now prepared to York Tribune” that, when Tickpor & Fields issued receive subscriptions."
the first number of their Diamond edition of MR. C. P. CULVER, of Crawfordville, Taliaferro
Dickens, they sent him two hundred pounds, in County, Georgia, has in course of preparation a
order that he should share the profits, and that Mr. work, to be entitled “The Distinguished Civilians
Dickens wrote back, saying, “I think you know of the late (so called) Confederate States of
how high and far beyond the money's worth I America; or, The Inside and Outside View of Se
esteem this act of manhood, delicacy, and honor. I cession." The work will open with a review of
have never derived greater pleasure from the re
ceipt of money in all my life.” No doubt, he was the causes which led to secession, presenting some new and interesting features on this point. 2d. The
surprised as well as pleased at receiving £200, organization of the late Confederate Government.
which he had not bargained for, but the above 3d. Jefferson Davis and his Cabinet; with bio
statement, and particularly the quotation from the graphical sketches, letters, speeches, anecdotes,
letter, might convey the idea that it was an unusual
thing for Mr. Dickens to receive money from the &c. 4th. Members of the Confederate States Senate and House of Representatives, with bio
United States on account of his writings.
Such an impression would be entirely erroneous, graphical sketches, letters, speeches, anecdotes, &c.
for Mr. Dickens has derived a considerable part of 5th. Governors of the late seceded States and their
his income from moneys paid him for advance Legislatures, private civilians-embellishing the whole with steel portraits, engravings of Confede
sheets of his various works. From the very first rate bonds, treasury notes, and other devices of the
-that is, as far back as the great hit he made with late Confederacy. It is not yet announced by
the “ Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club," whom the volume will be published.
nearly thirty years ago-Harper Brothers of New
York, desirous of securing and retaining in their TAB “ ROUND TABLE.”—The service rendered to own hands the exclusive sale of his works, have our literature by upshrinking criticism is the paid him large sums for each as it appeared. Since thought impressed on our mind as we lay down the first issue of “Harpers' Magazine," and, subsethe last number of the “ Round Table." The art quently, of “ Harpers' Weekly," each new work by of criticism is studied among us to a limited extent, Dickens has been published in these periodicals, and is properly practised to a still less extent. Our by special arrangement with the author, almost leading literary organs, or the publications which simultaneously with their appearance in London. claim and are supposed to be such, belong, for the Impressions of the illustrations, chiefly on steel, most part, to particular schools or interests, and were sent over here, with the advance sheets, and their judgments are too often determined by their put in the hands of good artists, who copied and sympathies and antipathies, or by a supposed sense reproduced them on wood. In the instance of "A of duty. The most critical of our pewspapers is Tale of Two Cities,” which appeared in London certainly the “Round Table," and though we fre- without any illustrations, Harper & Brothers had quently read and hear animadversions upon some sixty-four original designs inade for that work and of its articles, yet criticism, even if it is sharply engraved on wood, at a cost of $2,000. Yet, in reoonducted, is of such great benefit, that we cannot vent notices of a new edition of that story, the help commending any literary journal which has newspaper critics of New York and Boston rarely teeth and claws as well as eyes and ears. Our said more than that it had “ some cuts." New deimpression of the “Round Table," derived from a signs were also made by Mr. McLenan for “Great pretty constant reading of it, is that it means to be Expectations," and paid for on the same liberal fair, and, as a general thing, is correct and judicious scale. in its expressions of opinion. That it is conducted After Harper & Brothers had got their money's
i marked ability is universally admitted. No worth out of Mr. Dickens's successive works, by