Elsewhere in this biography is found this passage: "What decided him (to leave Rethel, where he was professor) was, perhaps, one of his impulses — strange, powerful, and much misunderstood — toward friendship. I have already alluded to the strength of the attachment he conceived for various comrades: one of his Dujardin cousins, Lucien Viotti and Arthur Rimbaud . . . Lucien Létinois, another of his attachments, was the son of a farmer, born at Coulommes, in the Ardennes. He was a tall, pale, slim, awkward youth, with a melancholy and simple air . . . the shepherd in a comic opera." Upon the death of this youth, Verlaine, "not being able," as writes Lepelletier, "like the Emperor Hadrian to erect a mausoleum in stone to this Ardennoise Antinous, he constructed Amour, a lyrical monument apparently indestructible."
Such was the heroine of La Bonne Chanson, a work which Lepelletier calls a stanza taken from the eternal poem of youthful love. Some years after her divorce Madame Verlaine married and became the mother of an interesting family. According to Frank Harris, in his Contemporary Portraits, she was alive in 1915 and about to publish her Memoirs.
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