Victor-Marie Hugo

A Simile.

Victor Marie Hugo (French: [viktɔʁ maʁi yɡo] (listen); 7 Ventôse year X (26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. During a literary career that spanned more than sixty years, he wrote abundantly in an exceptional variety of genres: lyrics,…






("Soyez comme l'oiseau.")
 
[XXXIII. vi.]
 

 
Thou art like the bird
That alights and sings
Though the frail spray bends -
For he knows he has wings.
 
FANNY KEMBLE (BUTLER)

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