by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Couleuvre, arreste toy; arreste toy,...
Language: French (Français)  after the Unknown Language 
Couleuvre, arreste toy; arreste toy, couleuvre, 
afin que ma soeur tire sur le patron de ta peinture la façon 
et l'ouvrage d'un riche cordon que je puisse donner à m'amie: 
ainsi soit en tout temps ta beauté 
et ta disposition preferée à tous les autres serpens.

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Note: this is provided in the essay as an example of a love song from the area of South America where Villegaignon landed (now Brazil).


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  • GER German (Deutsch) (Johann Daniel Titius, né Johann Dietz) , no title, a prose translation

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This text was added to the website: 2013-09-29
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