Sous le pont Mirabeau coule la Seine. Et nos amours, faut-il qu'il m'en souvienne? La joie venait toujours apre' s la peine. Under Mirabeau Bridge flows the Seine. And our loves, must I remember them? Joy always came after pain.Kostrowitzki: 1913 Les Alcools,'Le Pont Mirabeau'.
People, give thanks to the gods! Your most redoubtable enemy has fallen beneath the scythe of Fate. Riquetti [Mirabeau] is no more; he dies victim of his numerous treasons, victim of his too tardy scruples, victim of the barbarous foresight of his atrocious accomplices. Adroit rogues who are to be found in all circles have sought to play upon your pity, and already duped by their false discourse, you mourn this traitor as the most zealous of your defenders; they have represented his death as a public calamity, and you bewail him as a hero, as the savior of your country, who has sacrificed himself for you. Will you always be deaf to the voice of prudence; will you always sacrifice public affairs to your blindness? …Beware of prostituting your incense.jean-paul marat: L'Ami du peuple, vol. 5 (1791-04-04), pp. 2649-50
Sous le pont Mirabeau coule la Seine Et nos amours Faut-il qu'il m'en souvienne La joie venait toujours après la peine Vienne la nuit sonne l'heure Les jours s'en vont je demeureguillaume apollinaire: Under Mirabeau Bridge flows the Seine.
In a national capital Mirabeau and his set Attacked mystery:;; the packed galleries roared And history marched to the drums of a clear idea, The aim of the Rational City, quick to admire, Quick to tire.wystan hugh auden: Memorial for the City (1947)