Eustache Deschamps

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Eustache Deschamps Biography

Eustache Deschamps was a medieval French poet, also known as Eustache Morel

Biography

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 la ...

Eustache Deschamps Poems

1.
Ballade 2

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,
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2.
Ballade Adresse A Geoffrey Chaucer

O Socratès plains de philosophie,
Seneque en meurs, Auglius en pratique,
Ovides grans en ta poëtrie,
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3.
You Who Live

You who live now in this world
And which live sovereign in virtue,
It is to you death remembered?
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4.
Rondeau

Fleas, stink, pigs, mold,
The gist of the Bohemian soul,
Bread and salted fish and cold.
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5.
Ballade 1

The stag was very proud of his swiftness,
Of running ten miles in one breath,
And the wild boar was proud to be fierce,
And the sheep praised her woolly fleece,
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