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When through the Piazzetta

Language: English

When through the Piazzetta
Night breathes her cool air,
Then, dearest Ninetta,
I'll come to thee there.
Beneath thy mask shrouded, 
I'll know thee afar,
As Love knows, though clouded, 
his own Evening Star.

In garb, then, resembling
Some gay gondolier,
I'll whisper thee, trembling,
Our bark, love, is near:
Now, now, while there hover
those clouds o'er the moon,
'Twill waft thee safe over
yon silent Lagoon."

Translation(s): GER

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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Ferdinand Freiligrath (1810 - 1876) , title 1: "When through the Piazetta" CAT DUT ENG ITA FRE by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Robert Alexander Schumann, Giorgio Stigelli, Robert Fischhof, Erik Meyer-Helmund, Richard von Gericke, Adolf Jensen, August Bungert, Jan Karol Gall, Constantin Decker, Friedrich Siebmann, Henry Hugo Pierson, Alexander Fesca, Hans August Friedrich Zincke genannt Sommer.

Text added to the website: 2003-11-13.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:59
Line count: 16
Word count: 68

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