Thielman Kerver: Carthusian

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The Carthusian monk with French subtitles published by Thielman Kerver.

Le chartreux.

Au monde suys mort / & la mort
de son dart mes guillonne & mort

To the world I am dead, and Death
with his dart goads and bites(1) me.

(1) I am guessing that the last word should be "mors" rather than to have three "mort"s in this short verse. Compare with: Tout mon aise je mords et aiguillonne in La Vie de l'Homme. There's a larger version here: Carthusian.


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