by Jean Philippe Rameau (1683 - 1764)
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Prêt à voir immoler l'objet de sa tendresse,
Le fidèle Mirtil déplore ses malheurs,
Il soupire ; il gémit sans cesse,
Et sa voix aux Echos dit ainsi ses douleurs.


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Recitative", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Leslie McEwen

This text was added to the website: 2004-04-27
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Language: English  after the French (Français) 
Ready to see the object of his affections be sacrificed,
the faithful Mirtil bewails his misfortune,
sighs, weeps unceasingly,
and thus his voice resounds in echoes relating his suffering.


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This text was added to the website: 2019-02-11
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Word count: 29