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ABBE JACQUES DELILLE (JAQUES DELISLE)
French churchman, poet and translator
(1738 - 1813)

He sees only night, and hears only silence.
  [Fr., Il ne voit que la nuit, n'entend que le silence.]
      - Imagination (IV) [Silence]

To promise is to give, to hope is to enjoy.
  [Fr., Promettre c'est donner, esperer c'est jouir.]
      - Jardins (I) [Promises]

Tremble, ye tyrants, for ye can not die.
  [Fr., Tremblez, tyrans, vous etes immortels.]
      - L'Immortalite de l'Ame [Tyrants]

I love to dream, but do not wish
  To have a pin prick rouse me.
    [Fr., J'aime a rever, mais ne veux pas
      Qu'a coups d'epingle on me reveille.]
      - used by La Conversation [Trifles]

Et moi aussi, je fus pasteur dans lí Arcadie!
      - Les Jardins Ou L'art D'embellir Les Paysages
        [Arcadia]

Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.
  [Fr., Le sort fait les parents, le choix fait les amis.]
      - Pitie [Friends]

To arms! to arms! ye brave!
  Th' avenging sword unsheathe,
    March on! march on! all hearts resolved
      On victory or death!
      - The Marseilles Hymn
         (7th stanza by Du Bois) [War]


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