Me outside the legendary house of ‘Mrs. Smith’, no not Rimbaud or Patti but the landlady who rented the garret to the poets. The plaque indicates they stayed from May-July 1873. As it happened they moved in as late as May 30. Verlaine left on July 3 and Rimbaud a few days later. The drole menage was really only a month, a ‘short let’ in eternity.