Select manuscript from this collection: Cod. Bodmer 1  H-71.3 L-5.2  V-7.2  181/193
Country of Location:
Country of Location
Switzerland
Location:
Location
Cologny
Library / Collection:
Library / Collection
Fondation Martin Bodmer
Shelfmark:
Shelfmark
H-71.4
Manuscript Title:
Manuscript Title
Victor Hugo, Ô madame ! pourquoi ce chagrin qui vous suit, signed autograph
Caption:
Caption
Paper · 4 pp. · 28.2 x 21.8 cm · not dated
Language:
Language
French
Manuscript Summary:
Manuscript Summary
The sixteen verses making up this passage are the sixth and last part of the poem "Dans l'église de ***”, included in the composite manuscript Les chants du crépuscule of 1835. Several themes are interwoven in this poem, which contrasts the probity of a woman praying in the middle of an abandoned church with the city’s hedonists, nihilists hurling themselves "d'ivresses en ivresses”. Hugo surprises this pure soul in the midst of adversity, invoking the help of the Lord to save her from overwhelming sadness. In this last part (VI), the writer increases his Christian support (Votre âme qui bientôt fuira peut-être ailleurs / Vers les régions pures, / Et vous emportera plus loin que nos douleurs, Plus loin que nos murmures !) with an angelic and serene quatrain: Soyez comme l'oiseau, posé pour un instant / Sur des rameaux trop frêles, / Qui sent ployer la branche et qui chante pourtant, / Sachant qu'il a des ailes ! (giv)
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
DOI (Digital Object Identifier
10.5076/e-codices-fmb-ms-Hugo-H-071-004 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-fmb-ms-Hugo-H-071-004)
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Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, H-71.4: Victor Hugo, Ô madame ! pourquoi ce chagrin qui vous suit, signed autograph (http://www.e-codices.ch/en/list/one/fmb/ms-Hugo-H-071-004).
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