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Where should this music be? i' th' air...

Language: English

Where should this music be? i' th' air or th' earth?
It sounds no more;--and sure it waits upon
Some god o' th' island. Sitting on a bank,
Weeping again the king my father's wrack,
This music crept by me upon the waters,
Allaying both their fury and my passion,
With its sweet air: thence I have follow'd it,--
Or it hath drawn me rather,--but 'tis gone.
No, it begins again.


Translation(s): FRE

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Où cette musique peut‑elle être ? Dans...

Language: French (Français) after the English

Où cette musique peut-elle être ? Dans l’air ou sur la terre ?
Elle se tait. Sûrement, elle accompagne
quelque dieu de l’île, J’étais assis sur une plage,
pleurant encore le naufrage du roi mon père,
quand cette musique a glissé sur les eaux jusqu’à moi,
calmant et leur furie et ma douleur
par ses doux sons. C’est de là que je l’ai suivie
ou plutôt qu’elle m’a entraîné. Mais elle a cessé…
Non ! elle recommence.


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