by Jean-Baptiste Pocquelin (1622 - 1673), as Moliére

Je languis nuit et jour, et ma peine est...
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Je languis nuit et jour, et ma peine est extrême
Depuis qu'à vos rigeurs vos beaux yeux m'ont soumis;
Si vous traitez ainsi, belle Iris, qui vous aime,
Hélas!  que pourriez-vous faire à vos ennemis?

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Ahmed E. Ismail) , "Serenade of the Bourgeois Gentleman", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Mimi Ezust

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 4
Word count: 35