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Quel monstre voy‑ie là

Language: French (Fran├žais)

Quel monstre voy-ie là, qui tant de testes porte,
Tant d'oreilles, tant d'yeux, de differente sorte:
Dont l'habit par devant est semé de verdure,
Et par derriere n'a qu'une noirceur obscure.

Dont les pieds vont glissant sur une boule ronde,
Roulant avec le temps, qui l'emporte en courant,
Et la mort court après, ses flesches luy tirant?
Ie le voy, ie l'ay veu. Qu'estoit donc? Le Monde.

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: "Qual mostro io vedo", 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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