HUGO, Victor (1802-1885)

Autograph manuscript
N.d.n.p [Senate, March 1879] 1 page oblong in-12

“Who gives to the poor lend to God”

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HUGO, Victor (1802-1885)

Autograph manuscript
N.d.n.p [Senate, March 1879] 1 page oblong in-12
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Period note from another hand on bottom of the page ‘Victor Hugo writing, Senate mars 1879’
Small ink spot under the first word

Famous verse by Victor Hugo from his poetry collection The Inner Voices


Qui donne aux pauvres prête à Dieu


Very beautiful thought of the poet that he wanted universal and which he wrote throughout his life, as a philosophical and religious testament. (See God is still there. II)
The Inner Voices is a collection of poems by Victor Hugo published in 1837

Heureux ceux que mon zèle enflamme !
Qui donne aux pauvres prête à Dieu.
Le bien qu’on fait parfume l’âme ;
On s’en souvient toujours un peu !
Le soir, au seuil de sa demeure,
Heureux celui qui sait encor
Ramasser un enfant qui pleure
Comme un avare un sequin d’or