Eustache Deschamps Poems
- Ballade 2 In Antwerp, Bruges, Ostend and Ghent ...
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- Rondeau Fleas, stink, pigs, mold, The ...
- You Who Live You who live now in this world And which live ...
- Ballade 1 The stag was very proud of his swiftness, ...
Eustache Deschamps was a medieval French poet, also known as Eustache Morel
Born at Vertus, in Champagne, he received lessons in versification from Guillaume de Machaut. After having finished his classical studies at the episcopal school of Reims, under the poet Guillaume de Marchault, who was a canon of Reims, he studied law at the University of Orléans. He then travelled for some time as the king's messenger in various parts of Europe, in Syria, Palestine, and Egypt; in the last country, it is said, he was made a slave.
On his return to France he was appointed gentleman-usher by Charles V, and was confirmed in his position by Charles VI, whom he... more »
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In Antwerp, Bruges, Ostend and Ghent
I used to order food with flair,
But in every inn to which I went
They always brought me, with my fare,
With every roast and mutton dish,
With boar, with rabbit, pigeon, bustard,
With fresh and with salt-water fish,
Always, never asking, mustard.
I ordered herring, said I'd like
Carp for supper at the bar,
And called for simple boiled pike,