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Quand d'un esprit doux et discret

Language: French (Français)

Quand d'un esprit doux et discret 
Tousjours l'un à l'autre on defere, 
Quand on se cherche sans affaire,
Et qu'ensemble on n'est point distrait ;

Quand on n'eut jamais de secret
Dont on se soit fait un mystere,
Quand on ne songe qu'à se plaire,
Quand on se quitte avec regret ;

Quand prenant plaisir à s'escrire,
On dit plus qu'on ne pense dire,
Et souvent moins qu'on ne voudroit ; 

Qu'appellez vous cela la belle ?
Entre nous deux cela s'appelle 
S'aimer bien plus que l'on ne croit.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Recueil complet des Poésies de Saint-Pavin, comprenant toutes les pièces jusqu'à présent connues et un plus grand nombre de pièces inédites, Paris, chez J. Techener, 1861, page 6.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2018-06-22 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2018-06-22 09:10:06

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