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Épigramme à un mauvais payeur

Language: French (Français)

Toutes les fois que ton Valet
Te demande ses petits gages,
Tu prends le pauvre homme au colet,
Et le noircis de mille outrages.

Ceux qui t'ont prêté leurs deniers,
Le Suisse qui garde ta porte,
Ton Tailleur, et ton Cuisinier,
Sont traités de la même sorte.

Maître ingrat, débiteur sans foi,
Qui défends qu'on parle chez toi
De payements et de salaires,

Ne te laisse jamais fléchir:
Le revenue de ta colère
Est capable de t'enrichir.


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Authorship


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


Text added to the website: 2013-05-25 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:24

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