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Je célèbre des jeux paisibles,
Qu'en vain on semble mépriser,
Les vrais biens des âmes sensibles,
Les doux mystères du baiser.


To gentle sports due praise I render,
At which some wits have vainly sneered:
The true delight of spirits tender,
The kiss's mysteries endeared.

W. F. H.