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Ernest d’Hervilly (1839–1911)

Hervilly, Ernest d’ (ār-vi-yē’). A French journalist, humorist, and dramatist; born in Paris, May 26, 1839; died in 1911. From railroad operative he became editorial and sketch-writer, contributing to the Rappel in 1872 under the pseudonym “Le Passant.” A few years later appeared volumes of verse, ‘The Kisses’ and ‘The Harem,’ which won general admiration. Humorous sketches—‘Tales for Great Personages,’ ‘Pastime Stories,’ ‘The Weapons of Women,’ and others—extended his fame throughout France; and his plays, ‘The True Invalid,’ ‘Bigondis’ and ‘Midas’ especially, have been very successful in Paris.