by Josef Ludwig Stoll (1778 - 1815)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

An die Geliebte
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA
O daß ich dir vom stillen Auge
In seinem liebevollen Schein,
Die Thräne von der Wange sauge,
Eh' sie die Erde trinket ein.

Wohl hält sie zögernd auf der Wange,
Und will sich heiß der Treue weihn;
Nun ich sie so im Kuß empfange,
Nun sind auch deine Schmerzen mein.

Confirmed with Selam. Ein Almanach für Freunde des Mannigfaltigen. Herausgegeben von I.F.Castelli. Dritter Jahrgang 1814. Wien, gedruckt und im Verlage bey Anton Strauß, page 205.


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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "A l'estimada", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Aan de beminde", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "To the beloved", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "À la bien-aimée", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "All'amata", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2017-06-01 07:12:19
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Word count: 50

To the beloved
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 O, if only from your quiet eye
 in its love-filled gleam
 I might drink the tears from your cheek,
 before the earth drinks them in!

 Well do they hesitate on your cheeks,
 as if to sanctify warmly its fidelity.
 Now I receive it in this kiss;
 now are your pains mine - yes mine!

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:51
Line count: 8
Word count: 55