Isaac de Benserade

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Isaac de Benserade

Isaac de Benserade (baptized November 5, 1613October 10, 1691) was a French poet.


  • Théâtre des ris et des pleurs
    Lit! où je nais, et où je meurs,
    Tu nous fais voir comment voisins
    Sont nos plaisirs et chagrins.
    • In bed we laugh, in bed we cry;
      And, born in bed, in bed we die.
      The near approach a bed may show
      Of human bliss to human woe.
      • Translated by Samuel Johnson, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
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