ou sont les neiges d'antan

ou sont les neiges d’antan

“Where are the snows of yesteryear?” [Fr. Lit.: Ballade des Dames du temps ladis, “Villon” in Benét, 1061]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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A well-known example is Francois Villon's "Ballade des dames du temps jadis" ("Ballade of the Ladies of Bygone Times"), with its refrain "Mais ou sont les neiges d'antan?" ("But where are the snows of yesteryear?").
As the refrain of Villon's poem puts it: Ou sont les neiges d'antan? [Where are the snows of yesteryear?]