by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by David Wyatt

En triumphant de Cruel Dueil
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
 En triumphant de Cruel Dueil,
 Dueil Angoisseux est mon accueil
 Et tout mon bien n'est que martire,
 Et ne saroie mon mal descripre
 Ne dire ce dont je me dueil.

 Triste Plaisir, mon seul recueil.
 M'acompagneira a son vueil
 Et me fera plorer pour rire
   En triumphant de Cruel Dueil:
   [Dueil Angoisseux est mon accueil
   Et tout mon bien n'est que martire.]

 La mort sera mon seul escueil
 Maiz que je soie en ung sercueil
 Prestement bouté, sans plus dire;
 N'autre ne quiers je avoir pour mire
 Pour m'avancer ce que plus vueil.

   En triumphant de Cruel Dueil,
   [Dueil Angoisseux est mon accueil
   Et tout mon bien n'est que martire,
   Et ne saroie mon mal descripre
   Ne dire ce dont je me dueil.]

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  • ENG English (David Wyatt) , title 1: "In overcoming Cruel Grief", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Alberto Pedrotti

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 21
Word count: 124

In overcoming Cruel Grief
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
In overcoming Cruel Grief,
Anguished Grief is my reward
And all my happiness is but martyrdom
And I cannot describe my illness
Nor explain what I'm grieved about.

Sad Pleasure, my only retreat,
Will accompany me if he wishes
And make me weep instead of laughing
  In overcoming Cruel Grief,
  Anguished Grief is my reward
  And all my happiness is but martyrdom.

Death will be my sole way out
Provided I can be quickly popped
In a coffin, without more talking.
I seek to have no other to make things better
And to speed me in what I want.

In overcoming Cruel Grief,
Anguished Grief is my reward
And all my happiness is but martyrdom
And I cannot describe my illness
Nor explain what I'm grieved about.

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  • Translation from French (Français) to English copyright © 2012 by David Wyatt, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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This text was added to the website: 2012-05-22
Line count: 21
Word count: 127