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Tired with all these, for restful death...

Language: English

Tired with all these, for restful death I cry,
As, to behold desert a beggar born,
And needy nothing trimm'd in jollity,
And purest faith unhappilly forsworn,
And gilded honour shamefully misplaced,
[And maiden virtue rudely strumpeted]1
And right perfection wrongfully disgraced,
And strength by limping sway disabled,
And art made tongue-tied by authority,
And folly, doctor-like, controlling skill,
And simple truth miscalled simplicity,
And captive good attending captain ill:
  [Tired with all these, from these would I be gone,
  Save that, to die, I leave my love alone.]2


Translation(s): FRE ITA RUS RUS

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1 omitted by Eisler.
2 instead of the last two lines Eisler repeats the first.

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Lassé de tout, j'invoque le repos de la...

Language: French (Français) after the English

Lassé de tout, j'invoque le repos de la mort : 
lassé de voir le mérite né mendiant, 
et la pénurie besoigneuse affublée en drôlerie, 
et la foi la plus pure douloureusement violée,
Et l'honneur d'or honteusement déplacé, 
et la vertu vierge brutalement prostituée, 
et le juste mérite à tort disgracié, 
et la force paralysée par un pouvoir boiteux,
Et l'art bâillonné par l'autorité, 
et la folie, vêtue en docteur, contrôlant le talent, 
et la simple loyauté traitée de simplicité, 
et le Bien captif serviteur du capitaine Mal...
  Lassé de tout cela, je voudrais m'y soustraire, 
  si pour mourir je ne devais laisser seul mon amour.


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Text added to the website: 2010-08-17.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:57
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