Sherard, another English writer, thus describes the glimpse he had of Verlaine as follows: "My first sight of this great, simple, beautiful poet and child was in the basement of a café . . . where there used to be singing, and where the poets gathered. Verlaine was drunk that night and as usual was dressed in rags. He had a false nose on his face (for it was carnival time) and he was piping on a little tin whistle. The spectacle had the terrible comedy touch of Aristophanes. It was tragedy made grotesque. The man had the head and face of Socrates, and here we saw Socrates playing the buffoon."
The Prosecutor: "Are there any other phases of this malady?"
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