[paris] - 7 December 1858. Nine o'clock in the evening. Baudelaire and his contractual and literary detangles with malassis chicken. "Try to find in your yard a new way to give me the rest I seek so earnestly. "My dear friend, you have made me very happy and now you are making me very unhappy.Everything in your letter is very fair and truly irrefutable, except at the end (the dispatch) which is absurd. However, I reply to your letter, because it is, in short, only the repetition of objections that you and I had also planned and that I hoped to be able to raise or make you find light. First of all, two things: first of all, if I had done all the work that represents all the money I wanted, I would not need to ask for your help. Then note that I did not hide that this was an exceptional service; but at the same time you understood that it was a matter of security, immediate enjoyment, and consequently more active work for me. Didn't this have a value, a moral value at least? When you ask me for something difficult to accomplish, or even involves a risk, I will make my efforts to do so. Now, your letter: I told you, to sum up briefly: "I have a treatise to do; it gives me a six-month period; I delegate to you the income involved in the treatise, and, in order to answer to the case of laziness or death, I leave you a receipt of your tickets, with the possibility of being reimbursed on income of another kind. In neither case, I admit, the concordance between your deadlines and mine is absolutely not guaranteed.
(It is only about this terrible concordance in your letter). When, in our conversation, you raised this objection, which is quite serious indeed for you, I replied that I could only solve it by zeal and by the promise I made of a calumn to print always and as I send it material. A few more words: nothing I have said to you is absurd; you have no doubt of anything I have said to you. So try to find a new way in your yard to give me the rest I'm looking so hard for. For example: tickets from me, payable to my mother (small added guarantee, i.The horror of a protest at my mother) and since, after all, malassis would remain responsible as an endorser, I would also make him the two delegations in question, no matter how absurd it may seem. Do I need to tell you that you can shoot at me, as you intended (I have just thought of this nonsense), and that I just ask you to be exact? As you have a strange mind, I beg you not to see an epigram or a calinery here.
You were wrong to crown the explanation of your fears with recriminations against the indiscreet. Why do you want me to make mistakes that are not mine? Answer me 22 rue beautreillis, and now. You're probably guessing what a state I'm in. I hope you don't tell him all this.
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