by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Translation by Andrea Maffei (1798 - 1885)

While you here do snoring lie
Language: English 
While you here do snoring lie,
Open-eyed conspiracy
  His time doth take.
If of life you keep a care,
Shake off slumber, and beware:
  Awake, awake!

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Voi qui tranquilli chiudete gli occhi
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the English 
Voi qui tranquilli chiudete gli occhi
Come sospetto nessun vi tocchi,
Ma quelli aperti del tradimento
All’opra infame spiano il momento.
Vivere amate?
Cacciate il sonno! Su! vi destate!

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This text was added to the website: 2019-05-09
Line count: 6
Word count: 29