François Coppée

(26 January 1842 – 23 May 1908 / Paris)

François Coppée
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François Edouard Joachim Coppée was a French poet and novelist.

Biography

He was born in Paris to a civil servant. After attending the Lycée Saint-Louis he became a clerk in the ministry of war, and won public favour as a poet of the Parnassian school. His first printed verses date from 1864. In 1869 his first play, Le Passant, was received with approval at the Odéon theatre, and later Fais ce que dois (1871) and Les Bijoux de la délivrance (1872), short poetic dramas inspired by the Franco-Prussian War, were applauded.

After holding a post in the library of the senate, Coppée was chosen in 1878 as archivist of the Comédie Française, an office he held till ... more »

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Un Rêve De Bonheur Qui Souvent M'Accompagne

Un rêve de bonheur qui souvent m'accompagne,
C'est d'avoir un logis donnant sur la campagne,
Près des toits, tout au bout du faubourg prolongé,
Où je vivrais ainsi qu'un ouvrier rangé.
C'est là, me semble-t-il, qu'on ferait un bon livre.
En hiver, l'horizon des coteaux blancs de givre;
En été, le grand ciel et l'air qui sent les bois;
Et les rares amis, qui viendraient quelquefois
Pour me voir, de très loin, pourraient me reconnaître,
Jouant du flageolet, assis à ma fenêtre.

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