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À Chloris

Language: French (Français)

S'il est vrai, Chloris, que tu m'aimes,
Mais j'entends, que tu m'aimes bien,
Je ne crois point que les rois mêmes
Aient un bonheur pareil au mien.

Que la mort serait importune
De venir changer ma fortune
A la félicité des cieux!

Tout ce qu'on dit de l'ambroisie
Ne touche point ma fantaisie
Au prix des grâces de tes yeux.


Translation(s): ENG ENG GER ITA SPA

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Submitted by Ted Perry

Authorship


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "To Chloris", copyright © 2013
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elisa Rapado) , title 1: "A Chloris", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title unknown, copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Elaine Marie Ortiz-Arandes) , title 1: "An Chloris", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Peter Low) , title 1: "A Chloris", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2015-10-26 10:59:56
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To Chloris

Language: English after the French (Français)

If it is true, Chloris, that you love me,
(But I do hear that you love me well),
I don't believe that even kings themselves
Ever had a happiness equal to mine.

How unwelcome Death would be,
[Even] if it replaced my fortune  
With the bliss of heaven!

[For] everything they say about ambrosia
Fails utterly to spark my imagination,
[Especially] if I had to give up the charms of your gaze.


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  • Translation from French (Français) to English copyright © 2013 by Emily Ezust

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Text added to the website: 2013-04-15.
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