|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Gustave Nadaud (18201893)|
|QUOTATION:||Thy pardon, Father, I beseech,|
In this my prayer if I offend;
One something sees beyond his reach
From childhood to his journeys end.
My wife, our little boy Aignan,
Have travelled even to Narbonne;
My grandchild has seen Perpignan;
And Ihave not seen Carcassonne.
|ATTRIBUTION:||Carcassonne. Translated by John Reuben Thompson. Stanza 5.|