by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Translation by Marcelino Menéndez y Pelayo (1856 - 1912)

Sweet, so would I
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE
JULIET
    [Sweet, so would I:
    Yet I should kill thee with much cherishing.]1
    Good night, good night! parting is such sweet sorrow,
    That I shall say good night till it be morrow.

    Exit above

ROMEO
    Sleep dwell upon thine eyes, peace in thy breast!
    Would I were sleep and peace, so sweet to rest!
    [Hence will I to my ghostly father's cell,
    His help to crave, and my dear hap to tell.]1

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Séparation", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Marcelino Menéndez y Pelayo) , no title


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This text was added to the website: 2005-06-22
Line count: 11
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¿Y qué quisiera yo sino que lo fueras?
Language: Spanish (Español)  after the English 
JULIETA
¿Y qué quisiera yo sino que lo fueras? 
aunque recelo que mis caricias habían de matarte. 
¡Adiós, adiós! Triste es la ausencia y tan dulce la despedida, 
que no sé cómo arrancarme de los hierros de esta ventana.


ROMEO
¡Que el sueño descanse en tus dulces ojos y la paz en tu alma!
¡Ojalá fuera yo el sueño, ojalá fuera yo la paz en que se duerme tu belleza! 
De aquí voy a la celda donde mora mi piadoso confesor, 
para pedirle ayuda y consejo en este trance.

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This text was added to the website: 2019-05-07
Line count: 10
Word count: 89