by François Marie Arouet (1694 - 1778), as Voltaire

À Madame la Princesse Ulrique de Prusse
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Souvent un peu de vérité 
Se mêle au plus grossier mensonge 
Cette nuit, dans l'erreur d'un songe, 
Au rang des rois j'étais monté. 
Je vous aimais, princesse, et j'osais vous le dire! 
Les dieux à mon réveil ne m'ont pas tout ôté; 
Je n'ai perdu que mon empire.

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  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by G. Jorissenne ; composed by César Antonovich Cui.
  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin (1799 - 1837) , "Сновидение" [an adaptation] ; composed by Anton Stepanovich Arensky, César Antonovich Cui, Aleksandr Konstantinovich Glazunov, Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov.

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "To Princess Ulrika of Prussia", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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