by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Translation by François-Victor Hugo (1828 - 1873)

I know a bank whereon the wild thyme...
Language: English 
I know a bank [whereon the wild thyme blows]1,
Where [oxlips]2 and the nodding violet grows
[Quite over-canopied with luscious]3 woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses, and with eglantine:
There sleeps [Titania some time]4 of the night,
Lull'd in [these]5 flowers with dances and delight.
And there the snake throws [her]6 enameled skin,
Weed wide enough to wrap a fairy in.

L. Lehmann sets lines 1-2, 5-6

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1 Roe: "where the whild thyme grows"
2 Lehmann: "oxlip"
3 Proctor-Gregg: "All over-canopied by luscious"; Harrison: "Quite over-canopied by lush"
4 Lehmann: "our Fairy Queen some times"
5 Lehmann: "the"
6 Proctor-Gregg: "his"

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Je sais un banc où s'épanouit le thym...
Language: French (Français)  after the English 
Je sais un banc où s'épanouit le thym sauvage,
où poussent l'oreille d'ours et la violette branlante.
Il est couvert par un dais de chèvrefeuilles vivaces,
de suaves roses musquées et d'églantiers.
C'est là que dort Titania, à certain moment de la nuit,
bercée dans ces fleurs par les danses et les délices.

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Text added to the website: 2011-11-30 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:42
Line count: 6
Word count: 53