Translation © by Elena María Accinelli

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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This text was added to the website: 2007-06-28
Line count: 5
Word count: 42

Hombre que naces de una mujer
Language: Spanish (Español)  after the English 
Hombre que naces de una mujer
tu vida es breve, llena de sufrimiento.
floreces y en plena vida te cortan cual flor;
pasas como una sombra, nunca


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This text was added to the website: 2007-06-28
Line count: 5
Word count: 28