LE PLUS BEL DES FLEURS DE LYS ...OF ALL THE LILIES OF THE FIELD ...
Christine de Pisantr. Sheenagh Pugh
Le plus bel des fleurs de liz
Et cellui qui mieulx on prise
A mon gré en toute guise
Est cil qui sur yous j'esliz:

Car il est jeune et joliz,
Doulx, courtois, de haulte prise,
Le plus bel des fleurs de liz.

Et pour ce je m'embeliz
En s'amour, dont suis esprise,
Si ne doy estre reprise
Se ay choisy, pour tous deliz,
Le plus bel des fleurs de liz.
Of all the lilies of the field
fairest, worthiest of praise,
at my will in all ways,
my choice, unparalleled.

Young, beautiful and mild
of manner: my courteous prize
of all the lilies of the field.

And if I bloom, fulfilled
in his love; if he is
my all, blame me the less
that it was him I chose and held
of all the lilies of the field.

Trans. Copyright© Sheenagh Pugh 1999 - publ. seren


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