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The lover pleads with his friend for old...

Language: English

Though you are in your shining days,
Voices among the crowd
And new friends busy with your praise,
Be not unkind or proud,
But think about old friends the most:
Time's bitter flood will rise,
Your beauty perish and be lost
For all eyes but these eyes.


Translation(s): ITA

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First published in Saturday Review, July 1897, as "Song", revised 1899 and 1906

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Authorship


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: "L'innamorato supplica l'amica a favore dei vecchi amici", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2004-06-14.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:07
Line count: 8
Word count: 47

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L'innamorato supplica l'amica a favore dei vecchi amici

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the English

Sebbene tu sia nei tuoi giorni più splendidi,
E voci fra la folla
E nuovi amici siano intenti a celebrarti,
non essere arrogante o sgarbata,
ma pensa soprattutto ai vecchi amici:
monterà l'amaro flutto del tempo,
perirà tua bellezza e sarà perduta
agli occhi di tutti, ma non a questi occhi.


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Text added to the website: 2008-07-04.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:46
Line count: 8
Word count: 51