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The Poems of Master Francois Villon of Paris
London - The Villon Society, 1892. London - The Villon Society, 1892 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A limited edition of this collection of the poems of Francois Villon, privately published for the Villon Society. Arranged and introduced by John Payne. John Payne (23 August 1842 11 February 1916) was an English poet and translator. Initially he pursued a legal career, and associated with Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Later he became involved with limited edition publishing, and the Villon Society. He is now best known for his translations of Boccaccio's Decameron, The Arabian Nights and the Diwan Hafez. Payne once said that Hafez, Dante and Shakespeare were the three greatest poets of the world. Francois Villon (c. 14311464) was a French poet, thief, killer, barroom brawler, and vagabond. He is perhaps best known for his Testaments and his Ballade des Pendus, written while in prison. The question Mais ou sont les neiges d'antan, taken from the Ballade des dames du temps jadis and translated by Dante Gabriel Rossetti as Where are the snows of yesteryear, is one of the most famous lines of translated secular poetry in the English-speaking world. He was the best and most famous realist poet of the Middle Ages. Condition: In a vellum binding. Externally, generally smart. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.
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