Adieu à la France

Sur l'embarquement du sieur de Poutrincourt et de son Équipage faisant voile en la terre de Canadas dicte la France Occidentalle

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Author: Marc L'escarbot
Published: 1606
Language: French
Wordcount: 2,234 / 23 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 4,081
Added to site: 2007.01.26
mnybks.net#: 15908
Genre: Poetry
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Ores que la saison du Printemps nous invite
A seillonner le dos de la vague Amphitrite,
Et kaler vers les lieux où Phoebus chaque jour
Va faire tout lassé son humide séjour,
Je veux ains que partir dire Adieu à la France
Celle qui m'a produit, et nourri dès l'enfance,
Adieu non pour tousjours, mais bien sous cet espoir
Qu'encores quelque jour je la pourray revoir.

A dieu donc douce mère, à dieu France amiable
A dieu de tous humains le séjour délectable;
A dieu riches palais, à dieu nobles citez
Dont l'aspect a mes yeux mille fois contentéz;
A dieu tours & clochers dont les pointes cornues
Avoisinans les cieux s'élèvent sur les nues:
Adieu prez émaillez d'un million de fleurs
Ravissans mes esprits de leur soüesves odeurs;
Adieu belles forests, à dieu larges campagnes,
A dieu encore à vous sourcilleuses montagnes:
Adieu costaux vineux, & superbes chasteaux;
A dieu honneur des champs; bleds, vins & gras troupeux
Et vous, ô ruisselets, fontaines et r

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