Eustache Deschamps was a medieval French poet, also known as Eustache Morel
Born at Vertus, in Champagne, he received lessons in versification from Guillaume de Machaut. After having finished his classical studies at the episcopal school of Reims, under the poet Guillaume de Marchault, who was a canon of Reims, he studied law at the University of Orléans. He then travelled for some time as the king's messenger in various parts of Europe, in Syria, Palestine, and Egypt; in the last country, it is said, he was made a slave.
On his return to France he was appointed gentleman-usher by Charles V, and was confirmed in his position by Charles VI, whom he... more »
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Eustache Deschamps Poems
In Antwerp, Bruges, Ostend and Ghent I used to order food with flair, But in every inn to which I went They always brought me, with my fare,
Ballade adresse a Geoffrey Chaucer
O Socratès plains de philosophie, Seneque en meurs, Auglius en pratique, Ovides grans en ta poëtrie,
Fleas, stink, pigs, mold, The gist of the Bohemian soul, Bread and salted fish and cold.
You who live
You who live now in this world And which live sovereign in virtue, It is to you death remembered?
The stag was very proud of his swiftness, Of running ten miles in one breath, And the wild boar was proud to be fierce, And the sheep praised her woolly fleece,
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In Antwerp, Bruges, Ostend and Ghent
I used to order food with flair,
But in every inn to which I went
They always brought me, with my fare,
With every roast and mutton dish,
With boar, with rabbit, pigeon, bustard,
With fresh and with salt-water fish,
Always, never asking, mustard.
I ordered herring, said I'd like
Carp for supper at the bar,
And called for simple boiled pike,