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Sonnet to Elisabeth

Language: French (Français)

Ung seul penser qui me profficte et nuit
Amer et doulx change en mon cœur sans cesse,
Entre le doubte et l'espoir il m'oppresse
Tant que la paix et le repos me fuit.

Donc, chere sœur, si ceste carte suit
L'affection de uous ueoir qui me presse
C'est que ie uiz en peine et en tristesse
Si promtement leffect ne s'en ensuit.

Jay ueu la nef relascher par contraincte
En haulte mer, proche d'entrer au port,
Et le serain se conuertir en trouble.

Ainsi ie suis en soucy et en craincte
Non pas de uous, may quantes fois à tort
Fortune rompt voille et cordage double.


Translation(s): ENG GER ITA

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Submitted by Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]

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Text added to the website: 2010-09-21 00:00:00.

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An die Königin Elisabeth

Language: German (Deutsch) after the French (Français)

Nur ein Gedanke, der mich freut und quält,
    Hält [ewigwechselnd]1 mir den Sinn gefangen,
    Sodaß der Furcht und Hoffnung Stimmen klangen,
    Als ich die Stunden ruhelos gezählt.

Und wenn mein Herz dieß Blatt zum Boten wählt,
    Und kündet, Euch zu sehen, mein Verlangen,
    Dann, theure Schwester, fasst mich neues Bangen,
    Weil ihm die Macht, es zu beweisen fehlt.

Ich [sah]2 den Kahn, im Hafen fast geborgen,
    Vom Sturm [im]3 Kampf der Wogen festgehalten,
    Des Himmels heit'res Antlitz nachtumgraut.

So bin auch ich bewegt von [bangen]4 Sorgen,
    Vor Euch nicht, Schwester! Doch des Schicksals Walten
    Zerreißt das Segel oft, dem wir vertraut.


Translation(s): DUT ENG

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Confirmed with: Rose und Distel, Poesien aus England und Schottland, übertragen von Giesbert Freiherrn Vincke, Dessau, Druck und Verlag von Gebrüder Katz, 1853, page 33.

1 Schumann: "ewig"
2 Schumann: "seh"
3 Schumann: "und"
4 Schumann: "Furcht und"

Submitted by Ted Perry and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Aan koningin Elisabeth", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "To Queen Elizabeth", subtitle: "By Mary Stuart. [original in] Italian", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2015-02-03 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2015-02-03 21:11:07

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