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J'aime la liberté, et languis en service

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

J'aime la liberté, et languis en service,
Je n'aime point la cour, et me faut courtiser,
Je n'aime la feintise, et me faut déguiser,
J'aime simplicité, et n'apprends que malice ;

Je n'adore les biens, et sers à l'avarice,
Je n'aime les honneurs, et me les faut priser,
Je veux garder ma foi, et me la faut briser,
Je cherche la vertu, et ne trouve que vice !

Je cherche le repos, et trouver ne le puis,
J'embrasse le plaisir, et n'éprouve qu'ennuis,
Je n'aime à discourir, en raison je me fonde :

J'ai le corps maladif, et me faut voyager,
Je suis né pour la Muse, on me fait ménager ;
Ne suis-je pas, Morel, le plus chétif du monde ?

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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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