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Caché dans l'épaisseur d'un bosquet...

Language: French (Français)

Caché dans l’épaisseur d’un bosquet favorable,
J’entrevis un spectacle aimable;
Et j’adorai les Dieux Qui règnent sur nos sens;
Mais Lisette au milieu de tant d’objets charmants,
Me parut le plus adorable.


L’Amour n’a plus besoin de son carquois vainqueur:
Quand il veut surprendre un coeur,
De l’adorable Lisette,
Il emprunte la musette1.

Qu’il vole en tous lieux sur ses pas,
Il sera sûr de la victoire.
Les talents unis aux appas
Sont les vrais garants de sa gloire.

Qu’il vole en tous lieux...

Translation(s): ENG

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1 In the period, "musette" was used to refer either to the musette de cour, in the bagpipe family, or the oboe musette, a smaller oboe, and the text could refer to either one.

Submitted by Garrett Medlock [Guest Editor]


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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Garrett Medlock) , "Hidden in the denseness of a favorable thicket", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2019-05-01 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-05-01 16:44:41

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Word count: 86

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Hidden in the denseness of a favorable thicket

Language: English after the French (Français)

Hidden in the denseness of a favorable thicket,
I glimpsed a lovely sight;
And I worshipped the Gods who reign over our senses;
But Lisette in the midst of so many charming things
Appeared to me the most adorable.


Cupid no longer needs his triumphant quiver:
When he wants to surprise a heart,
He borrows the musette
From the adorable Lisette.

Let him fly everywhere in his steps,
He will be sure of victory.
Talent united with feminine charms
Are the true [assurances] of his glory.

Let him fly everywhere...

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Word count: 92