Musset, Alfred de, was born in 1810. He early translated De Quincey's Opium-Eater, and contributed verses to provincial papers in 1830. In 1833 he joined the staff of the Revue des Dense Mondes, publishing in its pages Andre del Sarto, Les Caprices de Marianne, and Rolla. His intimacy with Georges Sand followed, and resulted in their Italian tour with the quarrel that ended their liaison. In 1835 appeared Lucie, La Nu.it de Mai, La Nuit de Decembre, and other poetic effusions, with Les Confessions d'un Enfant du Siecle. In 1850 he collected his poems into a volume, which placed his reputation on so firm a basis that he was elected two years later to the Academy. He died in 185T.