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À une dame

Language: French (Fran├žais)

Au temps heureux que ma jeune ignorance
Reçut l'enfant qui des dieux est le maistre,
Vous cognoissant qu'il ne faisoit que naistre,
Voulustes bien le nourrir d'esperance.

Mais puisque vous et sa perseverance
L'avez fait grand plus qu'autre onc ne peut estre,
Au lieu d'espoir vous le laissez repaistre
Seul à part luy de mon mal et souffrance.

Ne pour essay que je fasse, ou effort,
Possible m'est l'oster de sa demeure
Car plus que moy il est devenu fort.

Maugré moy donc il faut qu'il y demeure,
Mais maugré luy aussy ay ce confort
Qu'il sortira au moins mais que je meure.

Translation(s): ENG

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

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

  • ENG English (David Jonathan Justman) , title 1: "To a lady", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2004-06-27.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:08
Line count: 14
Word count: 103

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