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Quelle est ceste beauté?

Language: French (Fran├žais)

Quelle est ceste beauté que je voy tant extrême,
Qui avec ses cheuveux, et sa voix et ses yeux,
D'un lien et d'un charme et d'un trait amoureux,
Et s'enchaine et s'enchante, et s'aveugle soi-même?

C'est le Monde changé en courtisane infâme,
Qui se va déguisant de mille fards le corps.
Mais c'est une beauté seulement du dehors
Qui ne peut effacer les laideurs de son âme.

Translation(s): ITA

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Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani


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

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

  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Tanta estrema bellezza ch'io vedo cos'è?", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2004-08-02.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:09
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