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The two worlds of the large street and the mansion are separated between a symbolic barrier. You will be able to see their eyes widen immeasurably. However, this toy, that the slovenly child had irritated and agitated through shaking in its gated box, is a live rat. There, there is a beautiful and well-kempt child, dressed in coquettish country styled clothing.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here I have translated it to English, although the original can be found in full with commentary in French here.

Instead, here is what he watches:. An impartial eye would discover beauty in this dirty, spindly, and sooty child — using the eyes of a connoisseur to discover moralr ideal paints beneath the veneer of an outcast, and applying the repugnant patina of misery onto their canvas.


Then their hands will grip strongly at the gift, and they will flee from you like cats that take the morsels you have given them and eat far away, having learned to distrust man.

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When you leave in the morning with the intention to stroll through the large streets, fill your pockets with small inventions, — those paper puppets moved by a single thread, the anvil-beating blacksmiths, the baudelaure and his horse whose tail is a whistle — and along the cabarets at the foot of the trees, give the toys moarle homage to the unknown children and poor that you encounter.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. At first, they will refuse to take it; they doubt their good luck.

Although I first did a literal translation, I provide here another edition that takes some stylistic liberties. Email required Address never made public.

Morale du joujou

This site uses cookies. Undoubtedly, his parents thriftily captured the plaything themselves. The whiteness of a lovely sun-beaten house appears from behind the gate of a large garden on a road. The luxury, recklessness, and the habitual spectacle of wealth, makes these children appear so lovely that one would think them crafted from something different than the children of mediocrity or poverty. I will give you an idea for innocent entertainment.


But the child does not occupy himself with his preferred toy. Fill in your details below or click an icon morle log in: If interested in the process of translation, I encourage you to take a look at it. On the other side of the gate, on the road between the nettles and the weeds, there is another child. Notify me of new comments via email.

Lying on the grass beside him is a splendid plaything, looking as fresh as its master: By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

There are so few amusements that are without guilt! The poor child gives the rich one his favorite toy, who avidly baaudelaire it like a rare and unknown object. You are commenting using your WordPress.

And the two children laugh beside one another as brothers, with teeth of an equal whiteness. Instead, here is what he watches: