ÉPITAPHE DE REGNIER EPITAPH FOR REGNIER
Mathurin Regnier trans. Brian Cole
J'ay vécu sans nul pensement,
Me laissant aller doucement
A la bonne loy naturelle,
E si m'étonne fort pourquoy
La mort osa songer à moy,
Qui ne songeay jamais à elle.
I lived without a single thought
letting myself do as I ought
following the law that Nature finds,
and so I am most surprised to see
that death has dared to think of me,
when it never once came into my mind.

Trans. Copyright © Brian Cole 2007


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