Art. 24a, Charnel amour est folie

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Art. 24a, Charnel amour est folie

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¶ Charnel amour est folie!
Qe velt amer sagement
Eschywe ce quar breve vie
Ne lesse durer longement.
Ja n’ert la char si florie
Que a purreture ne descent
Brief delit est lecherie,
Mes santz fyn dure le torment.     
¶ Carnal love is folly!
He who wishes to love wisely
Avoids it because life’s brevity
Doesn't allow it to endure long.
Never did flesh exist or flourish
That didn't descend to rottenness.   
Lechery is a brief pleasure,
But torment lasts without end.









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