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Other Engagements

Language: English

Taipei. A young Taiwanese man has written 
seven hundred love letters to his girlfriend 
over the past two years — trying to get her to marry him. 
His persistence finally brought him results. 
A newspaper reported yesterday the girl has 
become engaged to the postman who 
delivered all of those letters.

Translation(s): FRE

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "D'autres fiançailles", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2018-11-19 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2018-11-19 17:32:56

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D'autres fiançailles

Language: French (Français) after the English

Taipei. Un jeune Taïwanais a écrit
sept cents lettres d'amour à sa petite amie
ces deux dernières années -- en  essayant de la convaincre de l'épouser.
Son insistance finalement lui a apporté des résultats.
Un journal rapportait hier que la fille s'est
fiancée avec le facteur qui
lui avait apporté toutes ces lettres.

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