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by Afanasy Afanas'yevich Fet (1820 - 1892)

Тихо вечер догорает
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Тихо вечер догорает,
  Горы золотя;
Знойный воздух холодает, -
  Спи, моё дитя!

Соловьи давно запели,
  Сумрак возвестя;
Струны робко зазвенели, -
  Спи, моё дитя!

[Блещут]1 ангельские очи,
  Трепетно светя;
Так легко дыханье ночи, -
  Спи, моё дитя!

Так легко и так привольно,
  Страсти укротя,
В сердце вымолвишь невольно:
  Спи, моё дитя!

P. Bulakhov sets stanzas 1-3 in (at least) one setting - see below for more information
N. Rimsky-Korsakov sets stanzas 1-3
A. Arensky sets stanzas 1-3

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1 Arensky, Bulakhov, Rimsky-Korsakov: "Смотрят"

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 16
Word count: 51