Is not this plaintive as water gurgling underground and sad as reeds sighing in eventide? Verlaine is exclusively a poet, and may leave for no moment the immortality of his verse for the daily bread of prose. His rhythms become disintegrated in prose, his thoughts — gentle reveries — die in the looseness of prose.
We at last penetrated into a dim and eccentric region which I had never heard of before; we traversed curious streets, inhabited apparently by people who in dressing never got further than camisoles and shirt sleeves; we penetrated musty-smelling and clamorous courtyards, in which lingered Balzacian concierges; we climbed slippery stair-cases upon which doors stood wide open, emitting odours and permitting occasional views of domestic life — a man in his shirt hammering a boot, a woman, presumably a mother, wiping a baby. The address! I give it for the sake of local colour: "C'est là-bas, là-bas, là-bas — à la Bastille, mais plus loin, rue Moreau, cour Saint-François, 6, Hôtel du Midi."
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