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Las ! si j'avois pouvoir d'oublier

Language: French (Français)

Las ! si j'avois pouvoir d'oublier
Sa beauté, sa beauté, son bien dire,
Et son très-doux, très-doux regarder,
  Finirois mon martyre :
Mais las ! mon cœur je n'en puis ôter,
  Et grand affolage1
  M'est d'espérer :
  Mais tel fervage
  Donne courage
  A tout endurer.
Et puis, comment, comment oublier
Sa beauté, sa beauté, son bien dire,
Et son très-doux, très-doux regarder ?
  Mieux aime mon martyre.

Translation(s): GER

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Confirmed with Annales poétiques, ou Almanach des Muses, depuis l'origine de la Poésie Françoise, tome premier, Paris, Delalain, 1778, page 9.

1 Grand affolage, grande folie (a note from the source edition)

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in French (Français), [adaptation] ; composed by Napoléon-Henri Reber.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Johann Gottfried Herder (1744 - 1803) , "Ein Sonnet", subtitle: "Aus dem 13ten Jahrhundert" DUT ENG ENG FRE FRE ITA ; composed by Johannes Brahms, Albert Fuchs, Moritz Hauptmann, Karl Friedrich Zelter.

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