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Cependant que la Cour mes ouvrages lisait,

Joachim du Bellay 1525 (Liré) – 1560 (Paris)

Cependant que la Cour mes ouvrages lisait,
Et que la soeur du roi, l'unique Marguerite,
Me faisant plus d'honneur que n'était mon mérite,
De son bel oeil divin mes vers favorisait,

Une fureur d'esprit au ciel me conduisait
D'une aile qui la mort et les siècles évite,
Et le docte troupeau qui sur Parnasse habite,
De son feu plus divin mon ardeur attisait.

Ores je suis muet, comme on voit la Prophète,
Ne sentant plus le dieu qui la tenait sujette,
Perdre soudainement la fureur et la voix.

Et qui ne prend plaisir qu'un prince lui commande ?
L'honneur nourrit les arts, et la Muse demande
Le théâtre du peuple et la faveur des rois.

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Joachim du Bellay

Joachim du Bellay was a French poet, critic, and a member of the Pléiade. more…

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