by Clément Marot (1496 - 1544)
Translation © by Carl Johengen

D'Anne jouant de l'espinette
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Lorsque je voy en ordre la brunette
Jeune, en bon point, de la ligne des Dieux,
Et que sa voix, ses doits et l'espinette
Meinent ung bruyct doulx et melodieux,
J'ay du plaisir, et d'oreilles et d'yeulx
Plus que les sainctz en leur gloire immortelle
Et autant qu'eulx je devien glorieux
Dès que je pense estre ung peu ayme d'elle.

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  • ENG English (Carl Johengen) , title 1: "To Anne as she plays the spinet", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 60

To Anne as she plays the spinet
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
 When I see all in order the brunette,
 young, with beautiful figure, shaped like the gods,
 and when her voice, her fingers and the spinet
 make a sound sweet and melodious,
 It is a joy for my ears and my eyes,
 more than the saints in their immortal glory.
 And  even as they, I become glorious
 When I think that she loves me a little.

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 66