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Fair was the morn when the fair queen of...

Language: English

Fair was the morn when the fair queen of love,
Paler for sorrow than her milk-white dove,
For Adon's sake, a youngster proud and wild;
Her stand she takes upon a steep-up hill:
Anon Adonis comes with horn and hounds;
She, silly queen, with more than love's good will,
Forbade the boy he should not [pass]1 those grounds:
"Once", quoth she, "did I see a fair sweet youth
Here in these brakes deep-wounded with a boar,
Deep in the thigh, a spectacle of ruth!
See, in my thigh", quoth she, "here was the sore."
She showed hers: he saw more wounds than one,
And blushing fled, and left her all alone.


Translation(s): FIN FRE

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1 Johansson: "be on"

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Text added to the website: 2009-12-05.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:28
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Belle était la matinée où apparut la...

Language: French (Français) after the English

Belle était la matinée où apparut la belle reine d’amour,
plus pâle que sa blanche colombe,
de la douleur que lui causait Adonis,
jouvenceau altier et farouche.

Elle prend position sur une colline escarpée ;
vite Adonis arrive, au son du cor, avec sa meute.
Elle, la reine affolée, avec une sollicitude plus que tendre,
défend à l’enfant d’aller plus loin :

« Une fois, dit-elle, j’ai vu un beau jeune homme,
ici, dans ces halliers, blessé grièvement à la cuisse par un sanglier ;
spectacle douloureux !
 Regarde ma cuisse, ajoute-t-elle, c’est là qu’était la plaie. »

Et elle lui montrait sa cuisse ; Adonis y vit plus d’une cicatrice,
et s’enfuit rougissant, et la laissa toute seule.


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Text added to the website: 2016-01-25.
Last modified: 2016-01-25 16:32:24
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