Abschied von Frankreich
Farewell to France

Gedichte der Königin Maria Stuart Poems of Queen Mary Stuart

Mary Stuart

I am leaving – leaving !
Farewell, my France of joyous ways
Where I was so at home,
Who nurtured all my childhood days.
Farewell, the land, the happy times,
This boat takes me to foreign climes,

Yet carries but a half of me;
One part forever stays with thee,
My joyful land, to say,
Remember her who went away.