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Hearke, hearke, the Larke at Heavens...

Language: English

Hearke, hearke, the Larke at Heavens gate sings,
     and Phoebus gins arise,
[His Steeds to water at those Springs
     on chalic'd Flowers that lyes;]1
And winking Mary-buds begin to ope their Golden eyes
With every thing that pretty is, my Lady sweet, arise:
     Arise arise.


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Confirmed with Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies. Published according to the True Originall Copies. London. Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed. Blount. 1623 (Facsimile from the First Folio Edition, London: Chatto and Windus, Piccadilly. 1876), page 377 of the Tragedies.

Note: The poem is Cloten's song in act II, scene 3.

1 omitted by Johnson.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]


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Last modified: 2017-12-02 23:31:30
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Horch! Lerch' am Himmelstor singt hell

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Horch! Lerch' am Himmelstor singt hell,
Und Phöbus steigt herauf,
Sein Roßgespann trinkt süßen Quell
Von Blumenkelchen auf;
Die Ringelblum' erwacht [vom]1 Traum,
Tut güldne Augen auf;
Lacht jede Blüt im grünen Raum,
Drum holdes Kind, steh auf:
Steh auf, steh auf, steh auf!

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1 Tieck: "aus".

Submitted by Matthias Gräff-Schestag


Based on
  • a text in English by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), "Song", appears in Cymbeline DUT FIN FRE ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Godfrey Edward Pellew Arkwright, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Thomas Chilcot, Frederica Elvira Gambogi, John Linton Gardner, Sven Eric Emanuel Johanson, Robert Johnson, Harvey Worthington Loomis, Roger Quilter, Cyril Meir Scott. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2003-11-07.
Last modified: 2016-05-19 12:38:51
Line count: 10
Word count: 45