St. John Lucas, comp. (18791934). The Oxford Book of French Verse. 1920.
THE COMPILER desires to thank very heartily the various owners of Copyright in French poetry who have so courteously given him permission to print a large selection from the authors whose poems are their literary property. He is especially indebted to M. Robert Vallier, administrator of the Revue de Lamartine; M. Charles Delagrave, the publisher of the definitive edition of Alfred de Vigny; M. Gustave Simon, the literary representative of the heirs of Victor Hugo; M. A. Messein, for the selections from Verlaine, and M. E. Fasquelle, for the poems of Gautier and Banville.
It was unfortunately impossible to obtain permission to print any of the poetry of José-Maria de Heredia. Readers of this Anthology who are not acquainted with his fine sonnets will find them in Les Trophées (Paris: Alphonse Lemerre). No living authors are represented in the selection.