by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Sweet, so would I
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE
    [Sweet, so would I:
    Yet I should kill thee with much cherishing.]1
    Good night, good night! parting is such sweet sorrow,
    That I shall say good night till it be morrow.

    Exit above

    Sleep dwell upon thine eyes, peace in thy breast!
    Would I were sleep and peace, so sweet to rest!
    [Hence will I to my ghostly father's cell,
    His help to crave, and my dear hap to tell.]1

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1 Omitted by Pasatieri.


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive):

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Séparation", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Marcelino Menéndez y Pelayo) , no title

Researcher for this text: Barbara Miller

This text was added to the website: 2005-06-22
Line count: 11
Word count: 72