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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
France: Vols. IX–X.  1876–79.
 
Passy
Passy
Pierre-Jean de Béranger (1780–1857)
 
Translated by William Young

PARIS, adieu! I issue from thy walls:
  A nook to rest in is at Passy mine.
Thy son escapes thy tax on funerals,
  And duty-free can sip his modest wine.
Here, in oblivion to be wrapped erelong,        5
  Exempt from storms, may age upon me creep;
And, lulled by dying echoes of my song,
  Birdlike, amidst the foliage may I sleep!
 
 
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