Jean Antoine de Baif

(19 February 1532 – 19 September 1589 / Venice)

Epitaph On Rabelais


Pluto, bid Rabelais welcome to thy shore,
That thou, who art the king of woe and pain,
Whose subjects never learned to laugh before,
May boast a laugher in thy grim domain.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 21, 2010

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