Turkish tale
Language: English 
This rose to calm my brother's cares
a message from the Bulbul bears;
It says to-night he will prolong
For Selim's ear his sweetest song;
And though his note is somewhat sad,
He'll try for once a strain more glad,
With some faint hope his alter'd lay
May sing these gloomy thoughts away.

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  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Jules Ruelle (1834 - 1892) ; composed by Nikolai Vasil'yevich Artsybushev.
  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Ivan Ivanovich Kozlov (1779 - 1840) , written 1813 [an adaptation] ; composed by Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Aliabev, Nikolai Vasil'yevich Artsybushev, Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov.

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This text was added to the website: 2003-11-13
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