, and consequently, 91 years of age. He wrote the text of the "Swiss family," set to music by Schlosser, and performed in Paris with French words in 1825.
He was also the translator of numerous operatic and dramatic places.--Casteill has written his own epitaph, as follows: "Here lies a man who was ever devoted to art and honor.
He was not of much importance when alive, and low he is nothing at all." He had a mania for collecting snuffboxes, and has left not fewer than 1,800.
The Journal du Cher states that a painful accident occurred two nights since at the theatre of Bourges, during the performance of the fairy opera of the Amoure du Liable. In the seventh tablean, Madame Coste, the first cantatrice, had to sink through the stage, when, owing to some irregular movement of the trap, her foot slipped.
and she fell a depth of nearly thirty feet, and in falling struck her head against the edge of the stage floor, inflicting a rather severe wound.
Her other injuries are limited