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Verlaine

[ver-len] /vɛrˈlɛn/
noun
1.
Paul
[pawl] /pɔl/ (Show IPA),
1844–96, French poet.
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  • It is bitter in Baudelaire, sweet and plaintive in Lamartine, mystic in Verlaine.

    De Profundis Oscar Wilde
  • I sit and think of Verlaine's 'It rains in my heart as it rains in the town.'

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • Strangely enough he had temperament, and set to music Heine and Verlaine.

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • He is not Socrates and he is not Verlaine, I said to myself.

  • No wonder Verlaine fell frequently into what his conscience told him was sin!

    Suspended Judgments John Cowper Powys
  • Why have you accepted his dilution of nonsense on Verlaine and Huysmans?

    Very Woman

    Remy de Gourmont
  • He is as incapable of feeling Verlaine's poetry as I of feeling Molire's.

    Very Woman

    Remy de Gourmont
  • But these hopes proved illusory; only Verlaine knows where he is, and he will not tell.

  • In 1891 they gave a benefit performance in the Vaudeville for him and Verlaine.

    Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning Willard Huntington Wright
  • Verlaine was a man of moods, he was always only the creature of the moment.

    Paul Verlaine Stefan Zweig
British Dictionary definitions for Verlaine

Verlaine

/French vɛrlɛn/
noun
1.
Paul (pɔl). 1844–96, French poet. His verse includes Poèmes saturniens (1866), Fêtes galantes (1869) and Romances sans paroles (1874). He was closely associated with Rimbaud and was a precursor of the symbolists
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