Two editions of Fleurs du mal were published in Baudelaire's lifetime — one in 1857 and an expanded edition in 1861. "Scraps" and censored poems were collected in Les Épaves in 1866. After Baudelaire died the following year, a "definitive" edition appeared in 1868.
Un Cabaret folâtre sur la route de Bruxelles à Uccle
Vous qui raffolez des squelettes
Vieux Pharaon, ô Monselet!
— Charles Baudelaire
A Gay Chophouse
(On the road from Brussels to Uccle)
You who adore the skeleton
You old Pharaoh, Monselet,
— David Paul, Flowrs of Evil (NY: New Directions, 1955)