And let me speak to the yet unknowing world How these things came about: so shall you hear of carnal, bloody, and unnatural acts, Of accidental judgments, casual slaughters, Of deaths put on by cunning and forced cause, And, in this upshot, purposes mistook Fall'n on the inventors' reads: all this can I truly deliver.
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- by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), appears in Hamlet, Act V, Scene 2 (Horatio) [author's text checked 1 time 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)
- [ None yet in the database ]
Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:
- Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by August Wilhelm Schlegel (1767 - 1845) FRE FRE ITA ; composed by Hanns Eisler.
Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- FRE French (Français) (François-Victor Hugo)
- FRE French (Français) (François Pierre Guillaume Guizot)
- ITA Italian (Italiano) (Carlo Rusconi) , no title, first published 1901
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website: 2003-11-09
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