Dido and Aeneas

Opera by Henry Purcell (1658/9 - 1695)

Word count: 47

37. Dido's Lament [sung text checked 1 time]

Thy hand, Belinda, darkness shades me;
On thy bosom let me rest.
More I would, but death invades me:
Death is now a welcome guest.
When I am laid in earth,
May my wrongs create
No trouble in thy breast.
Remember me, but ah! forget my fate.

Authorship

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Robert Garrigós) , "Lament de Dido", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Lamentation de Didon", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Lamento di Didone", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Pilar Lirio) , "Lamento de Dido", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]