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King Stephen was a worthy peer

Language: English after the English

King Stephen [was]1 a worthy peer,
His breeches cost him but a crown;
He held them sixpence all too dear,
With that he called the tailor lown.
He was a wight of high renown.
And thou art but of low degree:
'Tis pride that pulls the country down;
Then take thine auld cloak about thee.


Translation(s): FRE

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1 in some versions of Shakespeare, "was and"

Submitted by Maurice Hodges

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Text added to the website: 2007-08-17.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:26
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Le roi Étienne était un digne pair

Language: French (Français) after the English

Le roi Étienne était un digne pair.
Ses culottes ne lui coûtaient qu’une couronne ;
Il trouvait ça six pence trop cher,
Et aussi il appelait son tailleur un drôle.
C’était un être de haut renom,
Et toi, tu n’es qu’un homme de peu.
C’est l’orgueil qui ruine le pays.
Prends donc sur toi ton vieux manteau !


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Text added to the website: 2016-06-14.
Last modified: 2016-06-14 18:29:21
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Word count: 58