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Halevy Ludovic

Halevy, Ludovic (b. 1834), some time secretary to the Corps Legislatif, collaborated with Meilhac in the librettos of Offenbach's opera-bouffes. They also wrote in conjunction several comedies such as Frou-Frou (1870), Toto chez Tata (1873), Le Mari de la Debutante (1879), and other light pieces. As a novelist Halevy has written Madame et Monsieur Cardinal (1873), Les Petits Cardinal (1880), L'Abbe Constantin (1882), and Criquette (1883). His L'Invasion was a description of the Franco-Prussian War. He was admitted to the Academie in 1886.

“God is a skilful physician. He knows what is best. God observes the several tempers of men, and knows what will work most effectually. Some are of a more sweet disposition, and are drawn by mercy: others are more rugged and knotty pieces: these God deals with in a more forcible way. Some things are kept in sugar, some in brine. God doth not deal alike with all, he hath trials for the strong, and cordials for the weak.”
–Thomas Watson, A Divine Cordial