by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Translation by François Pierre Guillaume Guizot (1787 - 1874)

Be not afeard: the isle is full of...
Language: English 
Available translation(s): ITA
Be not afeard: the isle is full of noises,
Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight, and hurt not.
Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments
Will hum about mine ears; and sometimes voices,
That, if I then had wak'd after long sleep,
Will make me sleep again: and then, in dreaming,
The clouds methought would open and show riches
Ready to drop upon me; that, when I wak'd,
I cried to [dream]1 again.

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1 Saariaho: "sleep"

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This text was added to the website: 2008-12-10
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Word count: 72

N'aie pas peur : l'île est remplie de...
Language: French (Français)  after the English 
N'aie pas peur : l'île est remplie de bruits,
de sons et de doux airs qui donnent du plaisir sans jamais faire de mal.
Quelquefois des milliers d'instruments
tintent confusément autour de mes oreilles ; quelquefois ce sont des voix
telles que, si je m'éveillais alors après un long sommeil,
elles me feraient dormir encore ; et quelquefois en rêvant,
il m'a semblé voir les nuées s'ouvrir et me montrer des richesses
prêtes à pleuvoir sur moi ; en sorte que lorsque je m'éveillais,
je pleurais d'envie de rêver encore.

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This text was added to the website: 2010-11-01
Line count: 9
Word count: 90