C'est la Muse elle-même, ô Rhéa, qui t'inspire,
Et t'ouvre à deux battants la porte du succès.
Marche ! et nos cœurs émus t'aplaniront l'accès
Des sommets où la gloire a fixé son empire.

Oui, nous t'applaudirons, noble artiste qui sais,
Soit que ta voix éclate ou sanglote ou soupire,
Animer parmi nous les héros de Shakespeare
Du pur souffle de l'art et de l'esprit français.

Tous les sentiments vrais te palpitent dans l'âme.
L'idéal même trouve un reflet de sa flamme
Dans ton jeu plein de charme et de virilité ;

Et rien qu'au seul aspect de ta grâce candide,
Chacun croit voir briller, sur ta tête splendide,
L'étoile du Génie au front de la Beauté !
(1884)


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Louis-Honoré Fréchette, was a Canadian poet, politician, playwright, and short story writer.Born in Lévis, Lower Canada, from 1854 to 1860 Fréchette did his classical studies at the Séminaire de Québec, the Collège de Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière and at the Séminaire de Nicolet. He later studied law at Université Laval. In 1864, he opened a lawyer's office in Lévis where he founded two newspapers: Le drapeau de Lévis and La Tribune de Levis. He exiled himself in Chicago where he wrote La voix d'un exilé. A number of plays which he wrote during that period were lost in the Great Chicago Fire. Soon... Read more...

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Beijar-te a fronte linda

Beijar-te o aspecto altivo

Beijar-te a tez morena

Beijar-te o rir lascivo

Beijar o ar que aspiras

Beijar o pó que pisas

Beijar a voz que soltas

Beijar a luz que visas

Sentir teus modos frios,

Sentir tua apatia,

Sentir até répúdio,

Sentir essa ironia,

Sentir...
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