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Ce ris plus doulx que l'oeuvre d'une...

Language: French (Français)

Ce ris plus doulx que l'oeuvre d'une abeille,
Ces doubles liz doublement argentez,
Ces diamantz à double ranc plantez
Dans le coral de sa bouche vermeille,

Ce doulx parler qui les mourantz esveille,
Ce chant qui tient mes soucis enchantez,
Et ces deux cieulx sur deux astres antez,
De ma Deesse annoncent la merveille.

Du beau jardin de son printemps riant,
[Sort]1 un parfum, qui mesme l'orient
Embasmeroit de ses doulces aleines.

Et de là sort le charme d'une voix,
Qui touts raviz fait sauteler les boys,
Planer les montz, et montaigner les plaines.

Translation(s): ENG

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1 Bertrand: "Naist" (as appears in the variant of this text).

Submitted by Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]


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  • ENG English (David Wyatt) , title 1: "This smile, softer than bees' honey", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2010-03-23.
Last modified: 2015-04-23 16:40:55
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