by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Pierre Cao

...d'une dévote
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Ci-gît une dévote et qui fut des plus franches,
Qui sous de modestes, sous de modestes atours
Allait à Vêpres les dimanches.

Que faisait-elle, Ami, les autres jours?
Ca! ça! ça! ça!
Ca, c'est une autre paire de manches.


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  • ENG English (Pierre Cao) , "...of an excessively pious woman", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2009-10-14
Line count: 6
Word count: 39

...of an excessively pious woman
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
Here lies a pious woman and who was among the most honest ones,
Who, modestly dressed,
Went to Vespers on Sundays.

What did she do, Friend, on the other days?
That, it is another story.


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This text was added to the website: 2009-10-14
Line count: 6
Word count: 36