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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
To a Lady who Wished to Behold Marot
By Clément Marot (1496–1544)
 
BEFORE she saw me, reading in my book,
  She loved me; then she wished to see my face:
Now she has seen me, gray, and swart of look,
  Yet none the less remain I in her grace.
  O gentle heart, maiden of worthy race,        5
You do not err: for this my body frail,
It is not I; naught is it but my jail:
  And in the writings that you once did read,
Your lovely eyes—so may the truth avail—
  Saw me more truly than just now, indeed.        10
 
 
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