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The Bellaires

Aus meinen grossen Schmerzen
Mach' ich die kleinen Lieder.


The good Bellaires
Do not understand the conduct of this world's
In fact they understood them so badly
That they have had to cross the Channel.

Nine lawyers, four counsels, five judges and three
proctors of the King,
Together with the respective wives, husbands,
sisters and heterogeneous connections of the
good Bellaires,
Met to discuss their affairs;
But the good Bellaires have so little understood
their affairs
That now there is no one at all
Who can understand any affair of theirs.Yet
Fourteen hunters still eat in the stables of
The good Squire Bellaire;
But these may not suffer attainder,