Friday, November 16, 2012

L'heure avait sonné

L'heure avait sonné

L'heure avait sonné - littéralement, l'heure a sonné. Mais, ce qu'on entend, c'est que "le moment est arrivé". Le sens vient de la méditation de John Donne 17, Pour qui sonne le glas.

PERCHANCE he for whom this bell tolls may be so ill as that he knows not it tolls for him. And perchance I may think myself so much better than I am, as that they who are about me, and see my state, may have caused it to toll for me, and I know not that.
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