15 mai 2017

Everyday sophistication

La nouvelle campagne des Côtes du Rhône en Grande-Bretagne met l'accent sur la sophistication au quotidien, avec une certaine dose d'humour. Et un peu de franglais.

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09:03 Écrit par Hervé Lalau dans France, Grande-Bretagne, Rhône | Lien permanent | Commentaires (1) | | | |

19 avril 2017

Four glasses of Port

Extrait d'une nouvelle de Somerset Maugham, cet ode au Porto, que je ne résiste pas à vous servir dans sa version originale:

"You may look upon a bottle of port in two ways,' he said; 'you may take it as a symbol of a happy life or as a method of thought.... There are four glasses in a bottle. The first glass is full of expectation; you enter life with mingled feelings; you cannot tell whether it will be good or no. The second glass has the full savour of the grape; it is youth with vine-leaves in its hair and the passion of young blood. The third glass is void of emotion; it is grave and calm, like middle age; drink it slowly, you are in full possession of yourself, and it will not come again. The fourth glass has the sadness of death and the bitter sweetness of retrospect.'

 

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W. S. Maugham, "The Choice of Amyntas" (1899).

00:03 Écrit par Hervé Lalau dans Grande-Bretagne, Portugal | Lien permanent | Commentaires (0) | | | |