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

Full fathom five thy father lies
Language: English 
Available translation(s): DUT FIN FRE GER IRI ITA NOR
Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made;
Those are pearls that were his eyes:
Nothing of him that doth fade,
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange.
Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell:
[Ding-dong.]1
Hark! now I hear them, - ding-dong bell.

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Lidy van Noordenburg) , "Vijf vadem diep", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy de Pourtalès)
  • FRE French (Français) (Maurice Bouchor)
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (David Paley) , "Voll Faden fünf", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Tuo padre giace a una profondità di cinque tese", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Andrea Maffei) , no title, first published 1869
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Arild Bakke) , "På fem favner", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SWE Swedish (Svenska) (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist)


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 9
Word count: 49

Dieci tese tuo padre s’affonda
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the English 
Dieci tese tuo padre s’affonda
    Giù nel mare. Coralli son l’ossa,
    Perle gli occhi: di lui non ha l’onda
    Parte alcuna che strugger si possa.
Sangue e fibre gli muta in tesori
    L’onda amara, e gl’intuonano l’inno
    Della tomba le figlie di Dori.
    Non ne ascolti il pietoso tintinno?
Tin! tin! tin!

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Otello e La Tempesta di Guglielmo Shakespeare, Arminio e Dorotea di Wolfango Goethe, traduzioni di Andrea Maffei, Firenze, Successori Le Monnier, 1869, page 269.


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This text was added to the website: 2019-05-09
Line count: 9
Word count: 52