By Eustache Deschamps
Eustache Deschamps studied below the tutelage of Guillaume de Marchault, traveled in Syria, Palestine, and Egypt-where he used to be acknowledged to were made a slave-and ultimately turn into famous as one of many nice French medieval poets.
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Do what they are saying yet don’t do what they do simply because whoever appears to be like on them sees the colour of loss of life: 20 they are surely the wafer, Jesus on a plate. Pour un perdu, j’en ay deux retrouvez fol 2l8b Dieux que je suis dolente et esbahie Comme je voy sans reason mon ami Desloyaument faire nouvelle amie, Qui des lengthy temps s’estoit donné a mi, Et il se go away et m’adu tout guerpi five Sens dire adieu, li desloyaulx prouvez. Mais j’en reprendré bon reconfort aussi: Pour un perdu, j’en ay deux retrouvez. Qui loyaulx est en l’amoureuse vie A poine ara james joye de lui, 10 Maiz qui y ment et sert de tricherie, II est amez comme a esté cellui Qui en mentant m’a de tous poins failli. Bien est par moy faulx amens esprouvez; Courcée en sui, or m’en reconforte ainsi: 15 Pour un perdu, j’en ay deux retrouvez. 33 128 EUSTACHE DESCHAMPS Voist donc a Dieu, par ma faulte n’est ce mie. Pour ce, dames, a toutes vous supplie Que vous servez de l. a. nappe ploye A ces amens qui font sy le joly. 20 Piz leur ferez mieulx arez, je vous dy, Et plus servans tousjours les trouverrez D’amours me plaing, maiz au fortress, Dieu merci: Pour un perdu, j’en ay deux retrouvez. for each one I’ve misplaced, i've got came upon My God, how thunderstruck and depressing i'm while I see how my lover, for no cause, takes on one other mistress faithlessly; he some time past had pledged himself to me and now he’s leaving, and i'm deserted five with out see you later; he’s proved himself disloyal. yet i will be able to take such convenience similar to him: for each one I’ve misplaced, i've got chanced on . those who find themselves unswerving within the amorous lifestyles are not anticipate to get a lot pleasure from this 10 yet an individual engaged in treachery may be enjoyed good, similar to this guy who lied, and enable me down in each manner. yet I positioned my fake lover to the try; whilst depressing I convenience myself like this: 15 for each one I’ve misplaced, i've got came across . move then, through God, this is often no fault of mine. And hence, women, i urge all of you to play a couple of ploys of your individual with all these attractive fans that you just comprehend. 20 the more serious you deal with them the higher off you’ll be, you’ll continually locate them extra obliging then. I do bitch of affection and but, thank God, for each one I’ve misplaced, i've got came across . POEMS 129 Que se semble le ris d’un cardinal 34 fol 218d Avoir ne puis trop supply merencolie Des ris que font au jour d’ui mainte gent. L’un rit des yeux, et en riant colie, Et l’autre rit qui ne passe le dent; Li autres rit si tresorriblement five Qu’il semble folz, tant li siet son ris mal, Que se semble le ris d’un cardinal. Aucuns font un riz d’ipocrisie Combien qu’il n’ont de rire nul expertise. 10 Et l’autre rit, qui ne se mocque mie, Du bon cuer pour quelque esbatement; Aucuns y a qui rient faintement, Et l’autre rit qui a joye du mal. Des oreilles rit aucuns tellement 15 Que se semble le ris d’un cardinal. Senz reason rit aucuns par sa folie, Qui de rire n’a yes mouvement; L’autre est joyeux, qui a plaine voix crie, Et qui le fait sans mauvaiz pensement; 20 Et l’autre rit maiz traiteusement, vehicle son ris vient de parfont et d’aval; Pour ce en tel cas dit on communement: Que se semble le ris d’un cardinal.
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