LOLA DE VALENCE

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by Charles Baudelaire, translated to English by John Collings Squire

INSCRIPTION FOR THE PICTURE BY EDWARD MANET

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Friends, though on every side of you you see
Such beauties that desire must hesitate,
In Lola de Valence there scintillate
Strange charms o’ a gem of rose and ebony.

 
Blossoms of Evil (1857)
by Charles Baudelaire - Translated by John Collings Squire

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