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THERE IS WEEPING IN MY HEART, A GILT BRONZE COMPACT LINED WITH MIRROR BY LINE VAUTRIN, CIRCA 1940-1949
The inscription on the cover refers to a poem by Paul Verlaine (1844-1896) excerpt from 'Romance sans parole' (1874): 'There is weeping in my heart/Like the rain falling on the town/What is this languor/That pervades my heart/Oh the patter of the rain/On the ground and the roofs/For a heart growing weary/Oh the song of the rain/There is weeping without cause/In this disheartened heart What! No betrayal/There is no reason for this grief/Truly the worst pain/Is not knowing why/Without love or hatred/My heart feels so much pain'