FRANCE The Ouiet Man
/ knew a man once did a girl in
Any man might do a girl in
Any man has to, needs to, wants to
Once in a lifetime, do a girl in.
Well he kept her there in a bath
With a gallon of Lysol in a bath . . .
And nobody went
But he took in the milk and he paid
T. S. Eliot's Fragment of an Agon
Like Eliot's Anyman, Charles Clé, at 61, began to have mordant thoughts about Félicie Crippa, who had been his mistress for 13 years. A soap and perfume salesman, Clé lived with Félicie in a...