by Paul Heyse (1830 - 1914)
Translation © by Donna (Bareket) Breitzer

Ihr seid die Allerschönste weit und...
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Ihr seid die Allerschönste weit und breit,
Viel schöner als im Mai der Blumenflor.
Orvietos Dom steigt so voll Herrlichkeit,
Viterbos größter Brunnen nicht empor.
So hoher Reiz und Zauber ist dein eigen,
Der Dom von Siena muß sich vor dir neigen.
Ach, du bist so an Reiz und Anmut reich,
Der Dom von Siena selbst ist dir nicht gleich.

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  • ENG English (Donna Bareket) , title 1: "You are the fairest far and wide", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title unknown, copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Alberto Pedrotti

Text added to the website: 2003-12-29 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:02
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Word count: 60

You are the fairest far and wide
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
You are the fairest far and wide,
Much fairer than flowers in May.
Orvieto's cathedral does   not rise so glorious,
Nor Viterbo's grandest fountain.
Such lofty charm and magic are your own,
Siena cathedral must bow before you.
Oh, you are so rich in charm and grace,
Even Siena cathedral is not your peer.

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Text added to the website: 2003-12-29 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:02
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Word count: 54