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Examples from the Web for verlaine

Historical Examples of verlaine

  • It is bitter in Baudelaire, sweet and plaintive in Lamartine, mystic in Verlaine.

    De Profundis

    Oscar Wilde

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


    James Huneker

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


    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

British Dictionary definitions for verlaine


  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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