Foreign News: . . . Except Good

The ancient maxim, Speak nothing about the Dead except good, was never more flatly disregarded than last week, in Paris, when M. Paul Valery, poet of severe Classicism, was received by the French Academy, amid pomp, and took the seat once occupied by that late famed trifler with life and words, M. Anatole France.**

It is the duty of each member of the Academy, when he takes his seat, to pronounce an oration upon its previous occupant. Last week M. Valery said about the late "M. France" almost everything ". . . except good."...

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