Leconte de Lisle is unsparing with the results of his erudition, and this probably confirms the popular notion of his remoteness.
It is admitted that Leconte de Lisle is pre-eminently gifted among the poets of France in certain clearly defined directions.
Much has been said about the sculpturesque character of Leconte de Lisle's poems.
Who, in the admiration of the young poets, will replace Verlaine, who had replaced Leconte de Lisle?
The only thing at all comparable to it is the plasticity of some of Leconte de Lisle's later poems.
The person of Leconte de Lisle is described to us as characteristic of his work.
In Leconte de Lisle the Parnassian movement seems to crystallize.
Leconte de Lisle cultivated the art of poetry with the most strenuous dignity and impersonality.