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by John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Now came still Evening on, and Twilight...
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRI GER
Now came still Evening on, and Twilight gray 
Had in her sober livery all things clad;
Silence accompanied; for [beast]1 and bird,
They to their grassy couch, these to their nests 
Were slunk, all but the wakeful nightingale;
She all night long her amorous descant sung;
Silence [was]2 pleased....

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1 Ives: "the beast"
2 Ives: "is"

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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):

  • FRI Frisian (Geart van der Meer) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 7
Word count: 49