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Joachim du Bellay

(1525 - 1 January 1560 / Château of La Turmelière, Lire)

Autant comme l'on peut en un autre langage


Autant comme l'on peut en un autre langage
Une langue exprimer, autant que la nature
Par l'art se peut montrer, et que par la peinture
On peut tirer au vif un naturel visage :

Autant exprimes-tu, et encor davantage,
Avecques le pinceau de ta docte écriture,
La grâce, la façon, le port et la stature
De celui qui d'Énée a décrit le voyage.

Cette même candeur, cette grâce divine,
Cette même douceur et majesté latine
Qu'en ton Virgile on voit, c'est celle même encore

Qui française se rend par ta céleste veine.
Des Masures sans plus, à faute d'un Mécène
Et d'un autre César, qui ses vertus honore.

Submitted: Tuesday, May 15, 2012

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