can't get you out of my head (9)




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Le Corbeau et le Renard


Maître Corbeau, sur un arbre perché,
Tenait en son bec un fromage.
Maître Renard, par l'odeur alléché,
Lui tint à peu près ce langage :
"Hé ! bonjour, Monsieur du Corbeau.
Que vous êtes joli ! que vous me semblez beau !
Sans mentir, si votre ramage
Se rapporte à votre plumage,
Vous êtes le Phénix des hôtes de ces bois."
A ces mots le Corbeau ne se sent pas de joie ;
Et pour montrer sa belle voix,
Il ouvre un large bec, laisse tomber sa proie.
Le Renard s'en saisit, et dit : "Mon bon Monsieur,
Apprenez que tout flatteur
Vit aux dépens de celui qui l'écoute :
Cette leçon vaut bien un fromage, sans doute. "
Le Corbeau, honteux et confus,
Jura, mais un peu tard, qu'on ne l'y prendrait plus.


Maestrul Corb, asezat pe o craca,
Tinea in al lui cioc o bucata de branza.
Vulpea maiastra, atrasa de miros,
II tinu un discurs de acest gen:
"- Buna ziua, Domnule Corb.
Ce frumos sunteti! cum imi pareti deosebit!
Fara sa mint, daca glasul dumneavoastra
Se aseamana cu penajul,
Sunteti phoenix-ul oaspetilor acestei paduri."
La auzul acestor cuvinte Corbul nu se simti bine;
Si pentru a-si demonstra frumoasa voce,
Deschide larg ciocul si lasa branza sa cada.
Vulpea o prinde, si ii spune: "- Draga domn,
Invatati ca orice lingau
Traieste pe spinarea celui ce il asculta:
Aceasta lectie merita o bucata de branza, insa."
Corbul, rusinos si confuz,
Jura, dar prea tarziu, ca nu va mai fi prins.


for english
The Crow and the Fox


Master Crow perched on a tree,
Was holding a cheese in his beak.
Master Fox attracted by the smell
Said something like this:
"Well, Hello Mister Crow!
How beautiful you are! how nice you seem to me!
Really, if your voice
Is like your plumage,
You are the phoenix of all the inhabitants of these woods."
At these words, the Crow is overjoyed.
And in order to show off his beautiful voice,
He opens his beak wide, lets his prey fall
The Fox grabs it, and says: "My good man,
Learn that every flatterer
Lives at the expense of the one who listens to him.
This lesson, without doubt, is well worth a cheese."
The Crow, ashamed and embarrassed,
Swore, but a little late, that he would not be taken again.

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