by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by David Wyatt

Helas, et quant vous veray?
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
 Helas, et quant vous veray?
   Car bien scay
   Que morray,
 Se briefment je ne vous voy.
 N'onques cuer n'eut tant d'anoy,
   Dont je croy,
   Par ma foy,
 Qu'en grief dolour fineray.


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  • ENG English (David Wyatt) , title 1: "Alas, when will I see you?", 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: 9
Word count: 33

Alas, when will I see you?
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
Alas, when will I see you?
  For I know well
  That I shall die
If I don't see you shortly.
Never had heart so much grief
  So I think,
  I truly believe,
That in deep sorrow I shall die.


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This text was added to the website: 2012-05-22
Line count: 9
Word count: 40