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Le doute

Language: French (Français)

Ah ! si vraiment l'indifférence
Garde ton cœur contre l'amour,
S'il faut hélas que nuit et jour
Je souffre sans espérance,
Par pitié pour celle qui supplie,
Laisse-moi ma folie,
Dernier soutien d'un cœur tout attristé,
Que nulle angoisse ne délie.

Ah ! par pitié laisse que j'ignore
Et pour jamais la vérité ;
Cruelle est la réalité,
Mieux vaut le doute encore !
Oui, j'aime mieux encor le doute
Qui me laisse un rayon d'espoir :
Plutôt cent fois ne rien savoir
Qu'apprendre ce qu'on redoute.

Si le sort qui voulut que je t'aime
Me défend cette ivresse suprême
D'un chaste amour en tes yeux refleté,
Je m'inclinerai sans blasphême !
Ah ! mais du moins laisse que j'ignore
Et pour jamais la vérité !
Cruelle est la réalité,
Mieux vaut le doute encore !

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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

Text added to the website: 2018-05-31 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2018-05-31 20:59:19

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Word count: 136

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