by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by David Wyatt

Le serviteur hault guerdonné
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Le serviteur hault guerdonné,
Assouvi et bien fortune,
L'eslite des heureux de France,
Me treuve par la pourveance
D'un tout seul mot bien ordonné.

Il me semble en prime estrenne;
Car apres dueil desordonné
Sui fait par nouvelle alliance
Le serviteur hault guerdonné,
Assouvi et bien fortune,
L'eslite des heureux de France.

J'estoye l'homme habandonné
Et le dolent infortuné,
Alors que vostre bienvouliance
Veult confermer mon esperance,
Quant ce beau nom me fut donné,

Le serviteur hault guerdonné,
Assouvi et bien fortune,
L'eslite des heureux de France,
Me treuve par la pourveance
D'un tout seul mot bien ordonné.

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  • ENG English (David Wyatt) , title 1: "The highly-paid servant", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2012-05-22
Line count: 21
Word count: 98

The highly‑paid servant
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
The highly-paid servant
Satisfied and fortunate,
The chosen one among fortunate men of France --
This I find myself, through the supply
Of a single well-ordered word.

It seems to me one of the best of gifts
For after badly-ordered grief
I have been made through this new alliance
The highly-paid servant
Satisfied and fortunate,
The chosen one among fortunate men of France.

I used to be the abandoned one
The unfortunate and sorrowful one
But then your goodwill
Chose to confirm my hope
And this fine name was given me,

The highly-paid servant
Satisfied and fortunate,
The chosen one among fortunate men of France --
This I find myself, through the supply
Of a single well-ordered word.

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This text was added to the website: 2012-05-22
Line count: 21
Word count: 116