by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Translation by Andrea Maffei (1798 - 1885)

Come unto these yellow sands
Language: English 
Come unto these yellow sands,
[Then]1 take hands:
Curtsied when you have and kissed,
The wild waves [whist]2:
Foot it featly here and there;
And, sweet sprites, the [burthen]3 bear.

Hark, hark!
Bow-wow.
The watch dogs bark;
Bow-wow.
Hark, hark!
I hear the strain of strutting Chanticleer
Cry, Cock-a-diddle dow.

A. Beach sets stanza 1

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1 Bacon, Beach, Quilter: "And then"
2 Bacon: "shist"
3 Bacon: "burden"

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Word count: 50

Qui Spirti! A questa bionda
Language: English  after the English 
  Canto d’Ariele.
                 Qui Spirti! A questa bionda
                     Marina sponda,
                     Presi per man, volate!
                 Voi, voi che de’ marosi,
                     Cogli amorosi
                     Baci, il furor placate;
                 Venite qui! tessete
                     Caròle, e liete
                     Canzoni modulate.
                 Udite! udite!
                     Questo è il latrato
                     Del guardïano
                     Vigile alano.

                       Spiriti.
                 (da parti diverse). 
                 «Bai! bai!»

                        Ariele.
                          Sentite!
               Strilla il crestato
                    Nunzio del dì:
                    «Chicchirichì!»

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This text was added to the website: 2019-05-09
Line count: 22
Word count: 62