by Walter Scott, Sir (1771 - 1832)

Huntsman, rest! thy chase is done
Language: English 
Available translation(s): CAT
"Huntsman, rest! thy chase is done,
While our slumbrous spells assail ye,
Dream not, with the rising sun, 
Bugles here shall sound reveillie.

Sleep! the deer is in his den;
Sleep! thy hounds are by thee lying;
Sleep! nor dream in yonder glen,
How thy gallant steed lay dying. 

Huntsman, rest! thy chase is done,
Think not of the rising sun,
For at dawning to assail ye,
Here no bugles sound reveillie." -

F. Schubert sets stanzas 1, 2, 1

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with The Lady of the Lake. A Poem. By Walter Scott, Esq. The fourth edition. Edinburgh: Printed for John Ballantyne and Co. Edinburgh; and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, and W. Miller, London. 1810, pages 39-40.

Note: In Schubert's English setting the third stanza is replaced by a repetition of the first stanza.


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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website: 2003-11-07 00:00:00
Last modified: 2017-10-21 06:55:25
Line count: 12
Word count: 73