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Le Lutrin, poème héroï-comique
Nicolas Boileau-Despraux (1636-1711), "Oeuvres Compltes de Boileau-Despraux, Nouvelle dition, Accompagne de notes pour l'intelligence du texte, et prcde d'une notice historique sur la vie et les crits de l'auteur, Avec gravures" Paris, B. Renault et Cie, Libraires-diteurs, 8, rue Larrey, 1858. Pome hro-comique Je chante les combats, et ce prlat terrible Qui par ses longs travaux et sa force invincible, Dans une illustre glise exerant son grand coeur, Fit placer la fin un lutrin dans le choeur. C'est en vain que le chantre, abusant d'un faux titre, Deux fois l'en fit ter par les mains du chapitre : Ce prlat, sur le banc de son rival altier Deux fois le reportant, l'en couvrit tout entier. Paris voyait fleurir son antique chapelle : Ses chanoines vermeils et brillants de sant S'engraissaient d'une longue et sainte oisivet ; Sans sortir de leurs lits plus doux que des hermines, Ces pieux fainants faisaient chanter matines, Veillaient bien dner, et laissaient en leur lieu A des chantres gags le soin de louer Dieu : Quand la Discorde, encore toute noire de crimes, Sortant des Cordeliers pour aller aux Minimes, Avec cet air hideux qui fait frmir la Paix, S'arrter prs d'un arbre au pied de son palais, L, d'un oeil attentif contemplant son empire, A l'aspect du tumulte elle-mme s'admire. Elle y voit par le coche et d'Evreux et du Mans Accourir grand flots ses fidles Normands : Elle y voit aborder le marquis, la comtesse, Le bourgeois, le manant, le clerg, la noblesse ; Et partout des plaideurs les escadrons pars Faire autour de Thmis flotter ses tendards. Mais une glise seule ses yeux immobile Garde au sein du tumulte une assiette tranquille. Elle seule la brave ; elle seule aux procs De ses paisibles murs veut dfendre l'accs. La Discorde, l'aspect d'un calme qui l'offense, Fait siffler ses serpents, s'excite la vengeance Sa bouche se remplit d'un poison odieux, Et de longs traits de feu lui sortent par les yeux. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 5158
Author: Boileau Despréaux, Nicolas
Release Date: Feb 1, 2004
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