Besides these circumstances, the letter is superb because of the nostalgic content of the painter at the evening of his life. I find my name mentioned this morning in your prestigious pen. It is on the occasion of Geffroy's books that this happiness comes to me. Geffroy, for whom glory is so slow to appear, as you say! Every time this society to which we belonged is evoked, and to which, although distant, we remain tenderly attached.Because that one was a society. There is only a crowd now! The history of 1880 is yours. We are anxious about what you will do in your turn. What is the value of living a life that is only an end! Anyway, know that you are followed. And besides, you are young! Be accompanied by our affection.