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Estrene de la rose

Language: French

La belle Rose à Venus consacrée
L'oeil & le Sens de grand plaisir pourvoit;
Si vous diray Dame qui tant m'agrée
Raison pourquoy de rouges on en voit.
Ung jour Venus son Adonis suyvoit
Parmy Jardins pleins d'Espines & Branches,
Les Piedz tous nudz & les deux Bras sans manches,
Dont d'ung Rosier l'Espine luy mesfeit.
Or estoient lors toutes les Roses blanches,
Mais de son sang de vermeilles en feit.

De ceste Rose ay ja faict mon proffit
Vous estrenant, car plus qu'à aultre chose
Vostre Visage en doulceur tout confict
Semble à la fresche & vermeillete Rose.

Translation(s): ENG


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Peter Low) , "The Gift of the Rose", copyright © 2001, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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