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For the record, here’s the context of the sentence from Butler that was quoted in Wikipedia. Butler does not give any further identification of the “French critics” who retorted to Hazlitt. I’ve restored the full quotation from Hazlitt, which was heavily redacted by Butler, whose elisions I have indicated by brackets. For no better reasons foreign criticism ...


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There was a production of Musotte in March 1891 at the Théâtre du Gymnase Marie-Bell in Paris, which received a brief but glowing review in the Revue illustrée: Si le rire règne à la Renaissance, l’émotion, l’attendrissement et les larmes dominent au Gymnase. Musotte, la pièce de MM. Guy de Maupassant et Jacques Normand, est un véritable succès que toutes ...


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There was a brief notice in Le Livre of the book Saynètes et Monologues, sixième serie, an anthology of sketches and dramatic monologues by eighteen writers. The anonymous reviewer saves Maupassant for last: Une Répétition, comédie en un acte, en vers et même en très jolis vers, de M. Guy de Maupassant, vaut mieux que cela, et je ne serais pas étonné de ...


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