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And let me speak to the yet unknowing...

Language: English

And let me speak to the yet unknowing world
How these things came about:
 so shall you hear of carnal, bloody,
and unnatural acts,
Of accidental judgments, casual slaughters,
Of deaths put on by cunning and forced cause,
And, in this upshot, purposes mistook
Fall'n on the inventors' reads:
all this can I truly deliver.


Translation(s): FRE FRE GER

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Text added to the website: 2003-11-09.
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et laissez‑moi dire au monde qui...

Language: French (Français) after the English

et laissez-moi dire au monde qui l'ignore encore,
comment ceci est arrivé.
Alors vous entendrez parler -- d'actes charnels, sanglants,
contre nature ;
d'accidents expiatoires, de meurtres fortuits ;
de morts causées par la perfidie ou par une force majeure,
et, pour dénoûment, de complots retombés par méprise
sur la tête des auteurs :
voilà tout ce que je puis -- vous raconter sans mentir.


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Text added to the website: 2013-06-26.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:14
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