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Translation © by Pierre Cao

...d'un paresseux
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Ci-gît Charlot le paresseux!
Lequel à son heure dernière,
S'écria: "Que je suis heureux!
Je vais n'avoir plus rien à faire!"

Passant, ici Charlot repose;
Il ne fit jamais autre chose.


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  • ENG English (Pierre Cao) , "...of a lazybones", 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: 31

...of a lazybones
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
Here lies Charlot the lazy one!
Who on his last hour,
Exclaimed: "How happy I am!
I won't have anything more to do!"

Passer by, here rests Charlot;
He never made anything else.


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This text was added to the website: 2009-10-14
Line count: 6
Word count: 33