by Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim (1719 - 1803)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Phillis, unter diesen Buchen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
[Phillis]1, unter diesen Buchen
Will ich junge Veilchen suchen;
Komm, und suche sie mit mir!
[Müssen]2 wir in finstern Gründen
Lange suchen, sie zu finden,
Dann so ruh' ich auch mit dir!

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Confirmed with J.W.L. Gleim's Sämmtliche Werke, Erste Originalausgabe aus des Dichters Handschriften durch Wilhelm Körte, Erste Band, Halberstadt, im Büreau für Literatur und Kunst, 1811, page 255.

1 Hindemith: spelled "Phyllis"
2 Hindemith: "Phyllis, müssen"


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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "À Phyllis", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "To Phyllis", copyright © 2015

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À Phyllis
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Phyllis, sous ces hêtres,
Je vais chercher des violettes fraîches ;
Viens les chercher avec moi.
Phyllis, si nous devons dans les ombres frondaisons
Chercher longtemps pour les trouver
Alors je me reposerai aussi avec toi.


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Text added to the website: 2014-01-27 00:00:00
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