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О Делвиг, Делвиг!

Language: Russian (Русский)

О Дельвиг, Дельвиг! Что награда
И дел высоких и стихов? 
Таланту что и где отрада
Среди злодеев и глупцов?

В руке суровой Ювенала 
Злодеям грозный быч свистит
И краску гонит с их ланит. 
И власть тиранов задрожала. 

О Дельвиг, Дельвиг, что гоненья?
Бессмертие равно удел 
И смелых вдохновенных дел
И сладостного песнопеня!

Так не умрёт и наш союз, 
Свободный, радостный и гордый! 
И в счастье и в несчастье твёрдый
Союз любимцев вечных муз!

Translation(s): CAT ENG FRE GER

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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , title 1: "Oh Delvig, Delvig", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Salvador Pila) , title 1: "Oh Delvig, Delvig", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Wilhelm Küchelbeker) , title 1: "O Delwig, Delwig"
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Ô Delvig, Delvig !", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:37

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Oh Delvig, Delvig

Language: Catalan (Català) after the Russian (Русский)

Oh Delvig, Delvig! On és la recompensa
per a les belles accions i per a la poesia?
Quin lloc hi ha per al talent
enmig de brètols i necis?

A l'austera mà de Juvenal
el temible flagell xiula sobre els brètols
tot llevant-los-hi el color de les galtes.
I el poder dels tirans trontollà.

Oh Delvig, Delvig, què és la persecució?
La immortalitat és la recompensa
per a les accions nobles i valentes
o per als dolços cants poètics.

Així, el nostre vincle no morirà mai,
valent, joiós i lliure!
En la joia com en el dolor,
fort és el vincle dels amants de la musa eterna.

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