Auguste-Marseille Barthélemy

Auguste-Marseille Barthélemy (1796 – 23 August 1867), born at Marseilles , was a French satirical poet . His name is Joseph Mery (1798-1866), with which he is a member of the United States. [1]


After having established a local reputation as a poet, Bartholomew went to Paris , where by one of his first efforts, The Rite of Charles X (1825) he gained the favor of the court. His energies, however, were soon enlisted in the service of the opposition party. In 1825 appeared to clever political satire , The Sidiennes , followed by La Villéliade or the capture of the castle of Rivoli (1827), La Corbiéréide (1827), La Peyronnéide , the joint productions of Barthélemy and Méry. The success was immediate and pronounced; fifteen editions of the Villéliadewere called for the year. The biography of the forty of the French Academy (1826) and Napoleon in Egypt (1828), which passed through nearly a dozen editions in a year . [1]

In 1829 Barthélemy was imprisoned and fined 1000 francs for the publication of their son of man , a poem on the Duke of Reichstadt , Napoleon’s son. The July Revolution of 1830 liberated him; and in company with Mery, he celebrated the triumph of the people in one of their most brilliant efforts, The Uprising . From March 1831 to April 1832 they produced a series of satires issued weekly, the Nemesis , attacking the government and ministers of Louis Philippe. The small pension of which Barthélemy was the recipient was stopped. When the publication ceased there was a strong suspicion that Bartholomew had been paid for his silence, though a collection of satires went through several editions in the 1830s. In 1832 he published an anonymous poem, supporting some acts of government which were peculiarly obnoxious to the liberal faction of the Orleanist party. This change of foreword [1]

For the next few years he enjoyed a handsome board from the government and refrained from all satirical writing. He again resumed his old style in 1844. and a collection of 24 satires entitled “New Nemesis” was published in 1845, but apparently, without the former success. From that date he contented himself with occasional poems . Bartholomew died on August 23, 1867 in Marseilles. [1]


  1. ^ Jump up to:d One or more of the awards PRECEDING Incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain : Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). ” Barthélemy, Auguste Marseille “. Encyclopædia Britannica . 3 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 448.

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