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S'il est vrai, Chloris, que tu m'aimes, Mais j'entends, que tu m'aimes bien, Je ne crois point que les rois mêmes Aient un bonheur pareil au mien. Que la mort serait importune De venir changer ma fortune A la félicité des cieux! Tout ce qu'on dit de l'ambroisie Ne touche point ma fantaisie Au prix des grâces de tes yeux.
- by Théophile de Viau (1590 - 1626) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Reynaldo Hahn (1874 - 1947), "À Chloris", published 1916 [ medium voice and piano ], from Mélodies - 2ème volume, no. 14, Paris, Éd. Heugel [sung text checked 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "To Chloris", copyright © 2013
- ENG English [singable] (Peter Low) , "A Chloris", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- GER German (Deutsch) (Elaine Marie Ortiz-Arandes) , "An Chloris", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- SPA Spanish (Español) (Elisa Rapado) , "A Chloris", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- SPA Spanish (Español) (José Miguel Llata) , "A Chloris", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Ted Perry
This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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If it is true, Chloris, that you love me, (But I do hear that you love me well), I don't believe that even kings themselves Ever had a happiness equal to mine. How unwelcome Death would be, [Even] if it replaced my fortune With the bliss of heaven! [For] everything they say about ambrosia Fails utterly to spark my imagination, [Especially] if I had to give up the charms of your gaze.
- Translation from French (Français) to English copyright © 2013 by Emily Ezust
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