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Il faut mourir plustost que de changer

Language: French (Français)

Il faut mourir plutost que de changer,
Jamais un cœur ne doit se dégager,
Quand un autre est fidelle à son amour extresme :
Mais lors quil a souffert ce que l'on peut souffrir,
Et que l'objet qu'il ayme
Augmente sa douleur au lieu de la guérir,
Il faut changer plutost que de mourir.

Il faut changer plutost que de mourir,
Quand la beauté qui nous peut secourir
Est toujours insensible à nostre amour extresme :
Mais il ne faut pas estre inconstant ny léger
Et quand l'objet qu'on ayme
Partage nostre mal et le veut soulager,
Il faut mourir plutost que de changer.

Submitted by Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]


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: 2012-04-29 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:52

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Word count: 104

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