La Revue verte
On the grounds
that La Revue verte, being neither paid for nor printed
in large numbers, is totally different from the so-called public
journals in that it exists for the enjoyment of a very limited
and individually selected circle, its directors are thus free to
impose whatever conditions on their chosen readers that they
On the grounds that the aim of the review is the simple enjoyment to be had from the pursuits of editing, discussion, publication, and in consequence articles written in a spirit of playfulness are nothing more than the ephemeral reflections of a mobility of imagination such as they find amuses themselves;
Finally, on the grounds that imaginations, in no way constrained in their freedom by the fear of publicity, nor by the caution imposed by certain readers, offer themselves up in complete intimacy;
The Secretary formally opposes the request of M. D. HalÚvy, of which he was unaware. His opposition is not unconstitutional (1st grounds). The intention being to prevent the unfavourable opinion that may be formed at a later date, by attaching an importance to hastily written pieces of journalism that they never claimed to have; secondly to respect their completely private nature by defending them from the criticisms of readers for whose eyes these scribbles were never intended.
The Secretary hopes that M. Bizet, along with M. HalÚvy, will wish to respect his request, should they not choose to do so he will henceforth and regrettably refuse his co-operation with a review that is totally different to the one in which he had thought he was collaborating.
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