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Rozette, pour un peu d'absence

Language: French (Français)

Rozette, pour un peu d'absence
Votre cœur vous avez changé ;
Et moi, sachant cette inconstance,
Le mien autre part j'ai rangé.
Jamais plus beauté si légère
Sur moi tant de pouvoir n'aura.
Nous verrons, volage bergère,
Qui premier s'en repentira.

Tandis qu'en pleurs je me consume.
Maudissant cet éloignement,
Vous, qui n'aimez que par coutume.
Caressiez un nouvel amant.
Jamais légère girouette
Au vent sitôt ne se vira.
Nous verrons, bergère Rozette,
Qui premier s'en repentira.

Où sont tant de promesses saintes,
Tant de pleurs versés en partant ?
Est-il vrai que ces tristes plaintes
Sortissent d'un cœur inconstant ?
Dieux, que vous êtes mensongère.
Maudit soit qui plus vous croira !
Nous verrons, volage bergère,
Qui premier s'en repentira.

Celui qui a gagné ma place
Ne vous peut aimer tant que moi,
Et celle que j’aime vous passe
De beauté, d’amour et de foi.
Gardez bien votre amitié neuve ;
La mienne plus ne variera ;
Et puis nous verrons à l’éprouve
Que premier s’en repentira.

Translation(s): DUT ENG GER

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G. Dandelot sets stanzas 1-3
G. Pierné sets stanzas 1-2, 4, 3
J. Leguerney sets stanzas 1, 3
G. Huberti sets stanza 1

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Confirmed with Collection des romans de chevalerie: mis en prose française moderne, Volume 1, ed. by Alfred Delvau, Paris, Librairie Bachelin-Deflorenne, 1869, page 288.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Stuart Price


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