Translation by Jaroslav Vrchlický (1853 - 1912)

Mother! oh, sing me to rest
Language: English 
Mother! oh, sing me to rest 
As in my bright days departed: 
Sing to thy child, the sick-hearted, 
Songs for a spirit oppress'd ...

Lay this tired head on thy breast ! 
Flowers from the night-dew are closing. 
Pilgrims and mourners reposing 
Mother, oh ! sing me to rest!

Take back thy bird to its net ! 
Weary is young life when blighted, 
Heavy this love unrequited!
Mother, oh ! sing me to rest!

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Ó matko, upěj mne v klid!
Language: Czech (Čeština)  after the English 
Ó matko, upěj mne v klid
jak v minulé, krásné době,
nech srdci mému, jež v mdlobě,
k útěše píseň svou znít!

Nech skráň mi na srdci dlít,
i květiny noční klid jímá,
je poutník, je truchliv, kdo dřímá,
ó matko, upěj mne v klid!

Hleď ptáka v hnízdo své skrýt!
Bouře mé schvátily žití,
jak láska tlačí, hruď cítí,
ó matko, uspi mne v klid!

Confirmed with Moderní básníci angličtí (1700—1800), translated by Jaroslav Vrchlický, Praha : Jos. R. Vilímek, vyd. okolo 1900, pages 225-226.


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Text added to the website: 2019-07-16 00:00:00
Last modified: 2019-08-12 13:03:23
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