Poet Marceline Desbordes-Valmore


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Marceline Desbordes-Valmore was a French poet. She was born in Douai. Following the French Revolution, her family emigrated to Guadeloupe. In 1817 she married her second husband, the actor Prosper Lanchantin-Valmore. She published Élégies et Romances, her first poetic work, in 1819. Her melancholy, elegiacal poems are admired for their grace and profound emotion. Marceline appeared as an actress and singer in Douai, Rouen, the Opéra-Comique in Paris, and the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels, where she notably played Rosine in Beaumarchais's Le Barbier de Séville. She retired from the stage in 1823. She later became friends with...

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Vi Stole Paa Den Hellig-Aand

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Vi stole paa den Hellig-Aand,
Det giør kun Faa, desværre,
Han er Gud-Faders Høire-Haand,
Thi er hos Ham Vorherre!


Som Den, der kom i Herrens Navn,
Velsignet skal Han...

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