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Art/Literary / literary works by eminent writer
|French term or phrase: Ce n'est cependant pas un jour dont l'histoire ait guardé souvenir que le 14|
|C'est be cependant pas un jour dont l'histoire ait guardé souvenir que le 14 janvier 1482.|
This whole phrase to be put properly in English
I have put it as follows :
Howver, the only day whose record may have not been recorded by history, was the 1482 OR
However, 14 january 1482 was the only day whose memory may not have been recorde by history.
I would like to have your valuable suggestions.
|English translation:Yet, there is not one day remembered by history like the 14th of January 1482.|
I disagree with the thrust of the other suggestions. The negative is in the first clause, not the second. "pas un jour" means, to me, "not one day." The "que" in the second clause means "like." Que is and has been used in French to mean various things in English. Especially, I think, in the more classical French. I don't know who wrote the line in question but Rousseau has an unusual use of "que" in Emile, livre IV. "Je ne croirai jamais avoir bien entendu les raisons des Juifs qu'ils n'aient un Etat libre, des ecoles, des universites, ou ils puissent parler et disputer sans risque." Here I translate the "que" to mean "as long as" or "until." That is, "as long as they don't have a free state, schools, and universities where they can speak and argue without risk." Or: "until they have a free state, schools..."
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|That is it. I was looking for something like this. It is an excellent rendering. By the way, it was the unforgetable Victor Hugo.|
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The 14th January...
However, the 14th January 1482 is not a day that has gone down in history...
Just an idea
I am sure there will be other better versions.
| Sheila Hardie|
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