De Meuse raines, houp! de cloques.
De quelles loques ce turque coin.
Et ne d'ânes ni rennes.
Écuries des curés d'Oc.
Note: Oc (or Languedoc), ancient region of France, has its capital at Toulouse. Its monks and curates were, it seems, a singularly humble and holy group. This little poem is a graceful tribute to their virtues.
The old egg.