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 (vĕr-lān′, -lĕn′), Paul Marie 1844-1896.
French symbolist poet whose works, noted for their fine lyricism, include Romances sans paroles (1874) and Sagesse (1881).


(French vɛrlɛn)
(Biography) 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


(vərˈleɪn, -ˈlɛn)

Paul, 1844–96, French poet.
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We can imagine this bold, careless, impulsive artist, with his moments of great exaltation and alternate depression, a kind of Chinese Paul Verlaine, with his sensitive mind of a child, always recording impressions as they come.
Hayward talked of Richard Feverel and Madame Bovary, of Verlaine, Dante, and Matthew Arnold.
Butler living up to social etiquette and enunciating his views on Paul Verlaine or the German drama or the novels of D'Annunzio.