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J'ay bien cause de lamenter Et de laisser solas et joye, Puisque celuy que tant j'amoye, M'a de tout point abandonnée.
- by Anonymous / Unidentified Author [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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- ENG English (David Wyatt) , title 1: "I have good reason to lament", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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This text was added to the website: 2009-07-29
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Word count: 21
I have good reason to lament And to give up comfort and happiness, Since he whom I love so much Has utterly abandoned me.
- 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.
This text was added to the website: 2012-07-14
Line count: 4
Word count: 24