The Complete Writings of Alfred de Musset; Poemsdone Into English by M.A.Clarke Illustrations by Bida, H.Pille. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 Excerpt: ... who was frightened, big, unreasoning child, At faithless flames, or any treachery wild! He who would bridle serpents in the grass, At any blunder old Malherbe might pass, Was so oblivious of humane regard In giving Borthelot a drubbing hard!" My dear, this man--and for the reason, too, That his full, bursting heart to extremes flew, And that with all that came his mind to strike, Dislike he knew, and knew as well to like--Would find our age unworthy of satire, Too vain to weep at it, too sad to smile; Whate'er his dream, it would his thoughts beguile. "Pis but too easy, when at things you glance, To understand why all's diseased in France. The thinker suffers from indifference; With men of heart, the mischief, scanty sense. But now we preach the truth, to what good end, And fluent words to cits and boobies send, And say in verse what all the world doth say? About our state who is deceived to-day? As Figaro doth say, "Who's cheated here?" To express one's thoughts, is that a thing so dear? The swallow flies--some cad has wounded her; She falls, she gasps and dies; some passer, sir, Observes her rigid foot all stained with blood. The written thought, flown swallow from the brood! God knows the path by which she's flown away, Or, when she leaves the nest, what hand may slay! No, I'm convinced Mathurin would say naught. Not that from speaking he was dreading aught; His head went fast, and faster heart, I ween, The journalist would not have welcome been. He would not fear, his favor wrongly lost, Would with his cardinal an abbey cost. Court compliments and the canonicates, If not for money gained, he slightly rates. Still less he feared that people will inquire, And you, what right have you to write satire? What right have you to speak, you ...
Título: The Complete Writings of Alfred de Musset; ...
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