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C.D. Warner, et al., comp. The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.


By Clément Marot (1496–1544)

NO longer am I what I have been,

Nor again can ever be;

My bright Springtime and my Summer

Through the window flew from me.

Love, thou hast ever been my master,

I’ve served no other God so well;—

Oh, were I born a second time, Love,

Then my service none could tell.