Songs of Old France

- Rondel I
- Ballade I
- Triolets I
- Triolets II
- Lay
- Lay/Rondel
- Rondel II
- Rondel III
- His Epitaph
- Rondel IV
- Ballade II
- Ballade III
- Song
- Source Info

Lay, or Rather Rondel

François Villon


Death, from thy too rigorous part
I appeal, who tore from my side
My mistress and, unsatisfied,
Dost hold me here, by potent art,
To languish until strength depart.
What hurt did she thee ere she died,


Two we were, and with but one heart,
If that be dead, would I had died
Rather, sooth, than living abide
As an image is, dead at heart,


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