Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Man that is born of a woman
Language: English  after the Latin 
Available translation(s): FRE SPA
Man that is born of a woman hath but
A short time to live, and is full of misery.
He cometh up, and is cut down like a flow'r;
He flee'th as it were a shadow, and ne'er
Continueth in one stay.

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  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elena María Accinelli) , title 1: "Hombre que naces de una mujer", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title unknown, copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website: 2007-06-28 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:24
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L'homme qui est né d'une femme n'a
Language: French (Français)  after the English 
L'homme qui est né d'une femme n'a
Qu'un court instant à vivre, et est plein de misère.
Il s'élève et il est cueilli comme une fleur ;
Il fuit comme s'il était une ombre, et jamais
Ne s'arrête pour un séjour.

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Text added to the website: 2013-10-16 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:22
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Word count: 41