Michel-Jean Sedaine

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Michel-Jean Sedaine (July 4, 1719May 17, 1797) was a French dramatist, was born at Paris.


  • O Richard! O mon Roi!
    L'univers t'abandonne!
  • Translated: O Richard! O my king!
    The universe forsakes thee!
    • Sung at the Dinner given to the French Soldiers in the Opera Salon at Versailles, Oct. 1, 1789; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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