Translation:French Nursery Rhymes/The Curfew

French Nursery Rhymes  (1881) 
C. B., translated from French by Wikisource
The Curfew


Go home, people of Paris,
Shut yourselves in your lodgings;
Let all noise cease,
Leave these places,
For now is the time,
The time of curfew.

  1. Couvre-feu (s.m.), curfew, in feudal times, the ringing of a bell at eight o'clock as a signal to put out all fires and lights.