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Gris, Tanné, Noir, porte la fleur des...

Language: French (Français)

Gris, Tanné, Noir, porte la fleur des fleurs
Pour sa livrée, avec regrets et pleurs,
Pleurs et regrets en son cueur elle enferme:
Mais les couleurs dont ses vestements ferme,
Sans dire [mot]1 exposent ses douleurs.
  Car le Noir dict la fermeté des cueurs:
Gris le travail: et Tanné les langueurs:
Par ainsi c'est langueur en travail ferme,
      Gris, Tanné, Noir.
  J'ay ce fort mal par elle, et ses valeurs,
Et en souffrant, ne crains aucuns malheurs,
Car sa bonté de mieux avoir [m'afferme]2:
Ce nonobstant, en attendant le terme,
Me faut porter ces trois tristes couleurs
      Gris, Tanné, Noir.

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Confirmed with Œuvres de Clement Marot ...: Revûes sur plusieurs manuscrits ..., Volume 2, a la Haie, chez P. Gosse & J. Neaulme, 1731, page 185.

1 Arrieu: "un mot"
2 Arrieu: "en ferme"

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