Rene Francois Armand Prudhomme

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CorrProust: 6 September 1907 Death of René Armand François Prudhomme, known as Sully Prudhomme. French poet, first recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1901. Proust often quoted his verse in his letters.

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The Celebes
 by John Boyle O'Reilly

DEAR islands of the Orient,
Where Nature's first of love was spent;
Sweet hill-tops of the summered land
Where gods and men went hand in hand
In golden days of sinless earth!
Woe rack the womb of time, that bore
The primal evil to its birth!
It came; the gods were seen no more:

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