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Xxxv.—Our French Correspondent. «
XXXV . —OUR FRENCH CORRESPONDENT .
« Rose Cheri.
« ROSE CHERI .
Paris , Oct . 19 th , 1861 . 'Since tlie middle of last September -we have witnessed the unusual
spectacle of the Paris theatres , during * the autumnal season , remaining" closed for several succeeding * daysin order to pay a tribute
of respect to the memory of Madame Monti , _g-ny , better known to the public by the name of Rose Cheri . This accomplished and
much-lamented actress was one of those "being's rarely found on the French stage ,, whopossessed of great physical beauty and the most
, versatile talents , evoke as artistes the praise of all , and as women the blame of none . Indeed , such a negative eulogium of her virtues
would be too poor a meed to award them ; for whether as a daughter , ¦ c wife haracters , or mo in ther which , she shone she drew more down brig p htl laud y than its from when dense assuming ly-crowded other
houses . To , the honor of Rose Cheri be it also saidthat till lier appearance on the Paris boards , talent and morality , were , in her
p the rof credit ession , is supposed universall to y be ascribed _incaj ) able of first of showing uniting * . in It was a signal she to , thoug whom h
an unobtrusive manner , that such was only an imnioral prejudice . handed down from the time of Louis XV . when Voltaire consoled
Mademoiselle Clairon for a doubtful reputation , , by saying that , under the shelter of her great genius , she miglit do all that a respectable
or fashionable man might do , without going to the trouble of abstaining from what a ectable woman miht not . To her also
respg Eugene ier S that cribe of ow " Philiberte the success _" Jules of " Sandeau Rebecca" the and favor of " with Genevie which veJ * Aug ;
" Le ¦ Gendre , le M . Poirier" is still received : and , but for her exquisite talent in erforming iC La Crise" and " Pour et Contre" of M .
Octave Feuillet p that author might , probably , not yet possess the means that enable _, him to live in one of the finest quarters of the
_cit and y , instead Sand of a were mansa also rd near included the Rue in the Jacob crowd . Alexandre of litterateurs Dumas that George
hastened to condole with her bereaved family on the irreparable loss which they have so recently sustained . Nor did which these celebrated owed
authors fail to acknowledge the debt of gratitude they to Madame Montigny for the success in the Paris theatres of " Le Pere Pro digue and " Le Fils _JVaturel , " by the former , and " Le
b Marriage the latter de . Victorine It is to " be regretted JFlaminio , th " at and M . Dumas Le Demon took du a Foyer morbid " y
p cheeks leasure of in the writing woman pieces whose of professional a nature that exi would gencies call obli a blush ged her to the to
perform the principal parts in them . lie used to say , in speaking was on thi to s ? witness subject , Rose that , Cheri to him who , the onl most y knew exciting of vice spectacle by name in making Paris
, , well immoralit as by her wince truthful beneath representation the creative of power its vileness of her , and geniu wit h as a r 2
English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), Nov. 1, 1861, page 195, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ewj/issues/ewj_01111861/page/51/