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Ah grief to think! Ah woe to name, The doom that fate has destin'd mine! Forbid to fan my wayward flame, Ad, slave to silience, hopeless pine! Imperious fair! In fatal hour, I mark'd the vivid lightning, roll. That gave to know thy ruthless pow'r, And gleam'd desctrucion on my soul!
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive):
- by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827), "La tiranna", WoO. 125 (1798/9). [voice and piano] [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Alberto Villar
This text was added to the website: 2009-05-13
Line count: 8
Word count: 51