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Take up her bed, She looks like sleep, As she would catch another Antony In her strong toil of grace. Take up her bed, She looks like sleep, And bear her women from the monument. She shall be buried by her Antony. No grave on earth shall clasp in it A pair so famous. Our army shall In solemn show attend this funeral, And then to Rome.
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- by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), no title, appears in Antony and Cleopatra, Act V, Scene 2, first published 1607 [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive):
- by Samuel Barber (1910 - 1981), "On the death of Cleopatra", op. 40 no. 2 (1968), published 1968 [mixed chorus, piano], from Two Choruses from "Anthony and Cleopatra", no. 2. [text verified 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "La mort de Cléopâtre", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Ivan Nunes
This text was added to the website: 2007-05-23
Line count: 13
Word count: 67
Emportez son lit, Elle semble endormie, Comme si elle attrapait un autre Antoine Dans ses solides rets de grâce. Emportez son lit, Elle semble endormie, Et amenez ses femmes hors du monument. Elle sera enterrée près de son Antoine. Aucun tombeau sur terre ne se refermera Sur un couple aussi célèbre. Notre armée assistera Dans une parade solennelle à leurs funérailles Et retournera à Rome.
- Translation from English to French (Français) copyright © 2009 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
- a text in English by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), no title, appears in Antony and Cleopatra, Act V, Scene 2, first published 1607
This text was added to the website: 2009-12-10
Line count: 13
Word count: 65