Life is but a walking shadow

Ellen 2022-07-04 10:55:36

Macbeth Act 5, scene 5, 19–28
Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow
creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
the way to dusty death.
Out, out brief candle!
Life is but a walking shadow,
a poor player that struts and frets
his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more.
It is a tale told by an idiot,
full of sound and fury signifying nothing.

Hélas, demain, demain, demain, demain
Se faufile à pas de souris de jour en jour
Jusqu'aux derniers échos de la mémoire
Et tous nos " hiers " n'ont fait qu'éclairer les fous
Sur le chemin de l'ultime poussière.
Eteins-toi brève lampe !
La vie n'est qu'une ombre qui passe,
un pauvre acteur
qui se pavane et s'agite durant son heure sur la scène et qu'ensuite on n'entend plus.
C'est une histoire dite par un idiot, pleine de bruit et
de fureur, et qui ne signifie rien ! The light of a short life! Life is just a passing shadow Poor actor after a while on the stage swinging wildly, no whereabouts The story told by an idiot is full of noise and noise with no intention

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