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Je le laisse à cette heure aller un peu en debausche par dessein


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French term or phrase:Je le laisse à cette heure aller un peu en debausche par dessein
English translation:Therefore, I do now of purpose somewhat give way unto licentious allurements
Entered by: Gayle Wallimann
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Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / Montaigne's essays
French term or phrase: Je le laisse à cette heure aller un peu en debausche par dessein
I need an "official" translation, but haven't been able to find the right keyword here: https://scholarsbank.uoregon.edu/dspace/bitstream/1794/766/1... Book III, Chapter V
Conor McAuley
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2Now I shall leave him to his vices on purposeMatthewLaSon

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Now I shall leave him to his vices on purpose


laisser quelqu'un aller un peu en débauche = to let someone to one's vices

par dessein = intentionally

I'm not sure I'd translate "un peu" by "a little". I think it's just being used as the French sometimes use "un peu": reinforcement (stress).

I hope this helps.

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