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François Villon

(c. 1431 – after 5 January 1463 / Paris)

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  • Rookie John Xavier (4/17/2012 2:20:00 PM)

    It is Villon, in the French: Je connais tout fors que moi-mesme.

    I know everything except myself is certainly a good translation of the Villon line, which appears on more than one page of his work. John Xavier, M.A. (French) .

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  • Rookie Maan Maan (12/1/2008 2:22:00 PM)

    I want to know if it's francois villon who has the poem: 'I know everything except myself'

Ballad of the Gibbet

Brothers and men that shall after us be,
Let not your hearts be hard to us:
For pitying this our misery
Ye shall find God the more piteous.
Look on us six that are hanging thus,
And for the flesh that so much we cherished
How it is eaten of birds and perished,
And ashes and dust fill our bones' place,
Mock not at us that so feeble be,

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