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Si je trépasse entre tes bras, Madame

Language: French (Français)

Si je trépasse entre tes bras, Madame,
[Il me suffit]1, car je ne veux avoir
Plus grand [honneur, sinon que de]2 me voir
En te baisant, dans ton sein rendre l'âme.

Celui que Mars [horriblement]3 enflamme
Aille à la guerre, et [manque de pouvoir,
Et jeune d'ans]4, s'ébatte à recevoir
En sa poitrine une Espagnole lame ;

[Mais moi, plus froid]5, je ne requiers, sinon
Après cent ans, sans gloire, et sans renom,
Mourir oisif en ton giron, Cassandre.

Car je me trompe, ou c'est plus de bonheur,
Mourir ainsi, que d'avoir tout l'honneur,
Pour vivre peu, d'un [guerrier]6 Alexandre.

Translation(s): ENG

List of language codes

J. Castro sets stanza 1
F. Regnard sets stanza 1
A. Utendal sets stanza 1

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1 Boni, Maletty: "Je suis content"
2 Boni, Maletty: "honneur au monde que"
3 Boni, Maletty: "en la jeunesse"
4 Boni, Maletty: "d'ans et de pouvoir,/ Tout furieux"
5 Boni, Maletty: "Moy plus couard"
6 Boni, Maletty: "monarque"

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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Faith J. Cormier) (David Wyatt) , title 1: "If I die in your arms, Madame", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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