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Come, seeling night

Language: English

Come, seeling night,
Scarf up the tender eye of pitiful day,
And with thy bloody and invisible hand
Cancel and tear to pieces that great bond
Which keeps me pale! Light thickens, and the crow
Makes wing to the rooky wood;
Good things of day begin to droop and drowse,
Whiles night's black agents to their preys do rouse.


Translation(s): FRE ITA

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):


Text added to the website: 2011-06-26 00:00:00.

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Or cala, o notte

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the English

Or cala, o notte,
A coprir con la tua mano di sangue
L’occhio pietoso della luce, e spezza
Quello stame vital che m’è sorgente
Di continue paure. - Ecco già l’ombre
Scendono sulla terra, e la cornacchia
Drizza il volo alle selve. A farsi meste,
A impallidir cominciano le gaje
Creature del giorno, e solo in volta
Van gli oscuri compagni della notte
Vaghi di preda.


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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)

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Text added to the website: 2019-05-09 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-05-09 17:18:17

Line count: 11
Word count: 66