- In his admirable biographic and critical study of Bastien- Lepage, whose personal friend he had been, M. L. de Fourcaud, by way of conclusion, bids him this touching farewell: " Poor Bastien- Lepage, snatched away one winter's night, at thirty- six years of age, in the fairest flowering of his bright promise, in the richest expansion of his personality; may each returning month of May bring at least an abundance of blossoms to the apple tree beside his grave! - "Bastien Lepage", Fr. Crastre.
- Nor can we extract much biographic interest from the later distichs and carmina which he turned out at school festivals. - "The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller", Calvin Thomas.
- A very brief account of one who deserves, and has received, ample biographic honours, must here suffice. - "Fletcher of Madeley", Frederic W. Macdonald.