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Look how the floor of heaven

Language: English

Look how the floor of heaven
Is thick inlaid with patines of bright gold:
There's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st
But in his motion like an angel sings,
Still quiring to the young-eyed cherubins;
Such harmony is in immortal souls;
But whilst this muddy vesture of decay
Doth grossly close it in, we cannot hear it.


Translation(s): FRE FRE

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Text added to the website: 2008-12-09.
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Vois comme la voûte des cieux

Language: French (Français) after the English

Vois comme la voûte des cieux
est incrustée de disques brillants.
Parmi tous ces globes que tu vois,  il n'y a pas jusqu'au plus petit,
dont les mouvements ne produisent une musique angélique
en accord avec les concerts des chérubins, à l’œil plein de jeunesse.
Telle est l'harmonie qui se révèle aux âmes immortelles:
mais tant que notre âme est enclose dans cette grossière enveloppe
d'une argile périssable, nous sommes incapables de l'entendre.


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Text added to the website: 2015-02-19.
Last modified: 2015-02-19 22:28:28
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