by Robert Gould (d. 1709)
Translation © by Javier Conte-Grand

Celia has a thousand charms
Language: English 
Available translation(s): SPA
Celia has a thousand charms:
'Tis heaven within her arms.
While I stand gazing on her face
Some new and some resistless Grace
Fills with fresh magic all the place.

But while the nymph I thus adore,
I should my wretched fate deplore.
But, oh, Mirtillo, have a care,
Her sweetness is beyond compare.
But then she's false as well as fair.
Have a care, Mirtillo, have a care.


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  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Javier Conte-Grand) , title 1: "Celia tiene mil encantos", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Celia tiene mil encantos
Language: Spanish (Español)  after the English 
Celia tiene mil encantos:
¡Es el paraíso en sus brazos!
Mientras permanezco contemplando su rostro
alguna gracia irresistible
llena de mágica frescura el lugar.
Pero al adorar así a la Ninfa,
Mi desdichado destino lamentaría.
Pero, ó Mirtillo, ten cuidado,
su dulzura excede toda comparación.
Mas ella es tan falsa como bella,
¡Ten cuidado Mirtillo, ten cuidado!


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This text was added to the website: 2010-05-04
Line count: 11
Word count: 57