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Fotheringhay

Language: French (Français)

Que suis-je hélas?  Et de quoi sert ma vie?
Je ne suis fors qu'un corps privé de coeur,
Une ombre vaine, un objet de malheur
Qui n'a plus rien que de mourir en vie.

Plus ne me portez, O ennemis, d'envie
A qui n'a plus l'esprit à la grandeur.
J'ai consommé d'excessive douleur
Votre ire en bref de voir assouvie.

Et vous, amis, qui m'avez tenue chère,
Souvenez-vous que sans coeur et sans santé
Je ne saurais aucune bonne oeuvre faire.

Souhaitez donc fin de calamité
Et que, ici-bas étant assez punie,
J'aie ma part en la joie infinie.


Translation(s): GER

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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Text added to the website: 2003-11-14T00:00:00.
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Abschied von der Welt

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

Was nützt die mir noch zugemess'ne Zeit?
    Mein Herz erstarb für irdisches Begehren,
    Nur Leiden soll mein Schatten nicht entbehren,
    Mir blieb allein die Todesfreudigkeit.

Ihr, [meine]1 Feinde, lasst von eurem Neid:
    Mein Herz ist abgewandt der Hoheit Ehren,
    Des Schmerzes Uebermaß wird mich verzehren,
    Bald geht mit mir zu Grabe Haß und Streit.

Ihr Freunde, die ihr mein gedenkt in Liebe,
    Erwägt und glaubt, daß ohne Kraft und Glück
    Kein gutes Werk mir zu vollenden bliebe.

So wünscht mir bess're Tage nicht zurück,
    Und weil ich schwer gestrafet [ward]2 hienieden,
    Erfleht mir meinen Theil am ew'gen Frieden.


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 36.

1 omitted by Schumann
2 Schumann: "werd'"

Submitted by Ted Perry

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Afscheid van de wereld (Fotheringhay)", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Farewell from the world", subtitle: "By Mary Stuart. [original in] French.", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2003-11-14T00:00:00.
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