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Parapilla, poème en cinq chants

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Author: Charles Borde
Published: 1776
Language: French
Wordcount: 6,989 / 31 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 812
Added to site: 2008.12.29
mnybks.net#: 23006
Genre: Poetry
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ites treve à vos larmes:
Si l'imprudente éprouve quelqu'ennui,
Elle eut huit jours de plaisirs, Dieu merci,
Sans nulle pause. En ce séjour d'allarmes
C'est un bon lot: hélas! tout nous apprend
Que le bonheur est chose fugitive;
D'un pied boîteux jusqu'à nous il arrive,
Se montre à peine, & s'échappe à l'instant.

Mais j'apperçois les murs de l'Abbaye,
Vaste édifice, où les Burneleschis,
Les Sartonis, par cent travaux exquis,
Ont de leur art épuisé le génie.
L'azur & l'or y mêlent leurs couleurs.
Là, dans le sein de la magnificence,
L'oisiveté, par des voeux imposteurs,
Se vante encor d'embrasser l'indigence.
La chasteté s'y garde comme ailleurs.
C'est un serrail de Sultanes jalouses,
Et qui par fois, pour charmer leur ennui,
D'un même Dieu se disant les épouses,
Font des enfants

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