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Hear the mellow wedding bells

Language: English

Hear the mellow wedding bells,
Golden bells!
What a world of happiness their harmony foretells!
Through the balmy air of night
How they ring out their delight!
From the molten-golden notes,
And an in tune,
What a liquid ditty floats
To the turtle-dove that listens, while she gloats
On the moon!
Oh, from out the sounding cells,
What a gush of euphony voluminously wells!
How it swells!
How it dwells
On the Future! how it tells
Of the rapture that impels
To the swinging and the ringing
Of the bells, bells, bells,
Of the bells, bells, bells,bells,
Bells, bells, bells --
To the rhyming and the chiming of the bells!


Translation(s): FRE RUS

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Text added to the website: 2007-12-14.
Last modified: 2016-03-01 11:34:20
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Entendez les mûres cloches nuptiales

Language: French (Français) after the English

Entendez les mûres cloches nuptiales, 
cloches d'or ! 
Quel monde de bonheur annonce leur harmonie ! 
À travers l'air de nuit embaumé, 
comme elles sonnent partout leur délice ! 
Hors des notes d'or fondues, 
toutes ensemble, 
quelle liquide chanson flotte 
pour la tourterelle, qui écoute tandis qu'elle couve 
de son amour la lune ! 
Oh ! Des sonores cellules 
quel jaillissement d'euphonie sourd volumineusement ! 
Qu'il enfle, 
qu'il demeure 
parmi le Futur ! 
Qu'il dit le ravissement 
qui porte au branle 
et à la sonnerie 
des cloches (cloches, cloches -- 
des cloches, cloches, cloches, cloches), 
au rythme et au carillon des cloches !


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Text added to the website: 2011-01-06.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:11
Line count: 21
Word count: 102