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Fear no more the heat o' the sun

Language: English

GUIDERIUS
Fear no more the heat o' the sun,
Nor the furious winter's rages;
Thou thy worldly task hast done,
Home art gone, and ta'en thy wages:
Golden lads and girls all must,
[As chimney-sweepers,]1 come to dust.

ARVIRAGUS
Fear no more the frown o' the great;
Thou art past the tyrant's stroke;
Care no more to clothe and eat;
To thee the reed is as the oak:
The sceptre, learning, physic, must
All follow this, and come to dust.

GUIDERIUS
Fear no more the lightning flash,

ARVIRAGUS
Nor the all-dreaded thunder-stone;

GUIDERIUS
Fear not slander, censure rash;

ARVIRAGUS
Thou hast finish'd joy and moan:

GUIDERIUS, ARVIRAGUS
[All]2 lovers young, all lovers must
Consign to thee, and come to dust.

GUIDERIUS
No exorciser harm thee!

ARVIRAGUS
Nor no witchcraft charm thee!

GUIDERIUS
Ghost unlaid forbear thee!

ARVIRAGUS
Nothing ill come near thee!

GUIDERIUS, ARVIRAGUS
Quiet consummation have;
And renowned be thy grave!


Translation(s): FIN FRE GER GER GER ITA SPA

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H. Pierson sets stanzas 1, 3-4
C. Parry sets stanzas 1-3

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1 Pierson: "Follow thee, and"
2 ommitted by Pierson.

Submitted by Ted Perry

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

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Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Paavo Cajander)
  • FRE French (Français) (François-Victor Hugo) , no title
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (José Miguel Llata) , "Canto fúnebre para fídula", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission [an adaptation]


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

Last modified: 2016-05-19 12:19:34
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Word count: 152

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Elegie: Fürchte nicht mehr Sonnenglut

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

GUIDERIUS
Fürchte nicht mehr Sonnenglut,
noch des grimmen Winter's Droh'n
jetzt dein irdisch Treiben ruht,
heim gehst, nahmst den Tageslohn;
Knab' und Jungfrau goldgehaart,
zu des Bettlers Staub gepaart.




[...]




GUIDERIUS
Fürchte nicht mehr Flammenblitze,

ARVIRAGUS
zittre nicht vor'm Donnerschlage,

GUIDERIUS
stumpf ist der Verläumdung Spitze,

ARVIRAGUS
Für dich schweiget Lust, und Klage;

GUIDERIUS, ARVIRAGUS
Liebchen, Liebster, goldgehaart,
wird, so wie du, dem Staub gepaart.

GUIDERIUS
Kein Zauberspruch verstör' dich,

ARVIRAGUS
nicht Hexenkunst beschwör' dich!

GUIDERIUS
Kein ihr Gespenst umschwärm' dich,

ARVIRAGUS
nie was Böses härm dich!

GUIDERIUS, ARVIRAGUS
Ruhiges Vollenden hier,
Ehre nach dem Tod sei dir!


Submitted by Emily Ezust

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Based on
  • a text in English by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), no title, appears in Cymbeline, Act IV, Scene 2 ENG FIN FRE ITA SPA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Barney Childs, Gordon Conrad Cyr, Gerald Finzi, Wolfgang Fortner, John Linton Gardner, Juliana Hall, Mervyn, Lord Horder, the Second Baron of Ashford, Kenneth Leighton, Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, Sir, Henry Hugo Pierson, Roger Quilter, Ralph Vaughan Williams. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2003-11-03.
Last modified: 2016-05-19 12:37:16
Line count: 30
Word count: 98