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Hoffärtig seid Ihr, schönes Kind, und...

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Italian (Italiano)

Hoffärtig seid Ihr, schönes Kind, und geht
Mit Euren Freiern um auf stolzem Fuß.
Spricht man Euch an, kaum daß Ihr Rede steht,
Als kostet Euch zuviel ein holder Gruß.
Bist keines Alexanders Töchterlein,
Kein Königreich wird deine Mitgift sein,
Und willst du nicht das Gold, so nimm das Zinn;
Willst du nicht Liebe, nimm Verachtung hin.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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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):

  • ENG English (Donna Bareket) , title 1: "You are haughty, beautiful child", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title unknown, copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-12-29 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:02
Line count: 8
Word count: 57

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Vous êtes orgueilleuse, bel enfant, et

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Vous êtes orgueilleuse, bel enfant, et
Vous traitez vos prétendants de manière arrogante.
Si on vous parle, vous daignez à peine répondre,
Comme si un accueil agréable vous coûterait trop.
Vous n'êtes pas la fille d'Alexandre.
Aucun royaume ne sera dans votre dot,
Et si vous ne voulez pas de l'or, prenez l'étain ;
Si vous ne voulez de l'amour, prenez le dédain.

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Text added to the website: 2010-09-29 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:01
Line count: 8
Word count: 63