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Page, suis‑moi

Language: French

[ Page suy moy[:] par l'herbe plus espesse;
Fausche l'esmail ]1 de la verte saison,
Puis à plein poing en-jonche la maison
Des fleurs qu'avril enfante en sa jeunesse.

Despen du croc ma lyre chanteresse:
Je veux charmer, si je puis, la poison
Dont un bel oeil enchanta ma raison
Par la vertu d'une oeillade maistresse.

Donne-moy l'encre et le papier aussi:
En cent papiers, tesmoins de mon soucy,
Je veux tracer la peine que j'endure;

En cent papiers plus durs que diamant,
Afin qu'un jour nostre race future
Juge du mal que je souffre en aimant.

Translation(s): ENG

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1 variant: "Fauche, garcon, d'une main pilleresse, / Le bel esmail"

Submitted by David Wyatt


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 (David Wyatt) , "Page, follow me", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2012-07-25.

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