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François Villon
French poet
(c. 1431 - after 1463)



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Human brothers who live after us, Do not have (your) hearts hardened against us, For, if you take pity on us poor (fellows), God will sooner have mercy on you.
-- Opening lines of the "Ballade des pendus" (Ballad of the Hanged)

Tell me where, in which country Is Flora, the beautiful Roman; Archipiada, and Thaïs Who was her cousin; Echo, speaking when one makes noise Over river or on pond, Who had a beauty too much more than human? Oh, where are the snows of yesteryear?
-- "Ballade des dames du temps jadis " (Ballad of the Ladies of Times Past)


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The selection of the above quotes and the writing of the accompanying notes was performed by the author David Paul Wagner.

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