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Thy hand, Belinda, darkness shades me; On thy bosom let me rest. More I would, but death invades me: Death is now a welcome guest. When I am laid in earth, May my wrongs create No trouble in thy breast. Remember me, but ah! forget my fate.
- by Nahum Tate (1652 - 1715) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Henry Purcell (1658/9 - 1695), "Dido's Lament", Z. 626 no. 37, from the opera [selections] Dido and Aeneas, no. 37. [text verified 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- SPA Spanish (Español) (Pilar Lirio) , title 1: "Lamento de Dido", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Lamentation de Didon", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Lamento di Didone", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- CAT Catalan (Català) (Robert Garrigós) , title 1: "Lament de Dido", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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La teva ma, Belinda, l'obscuritat em dissipa; Deixa'm descansar en el teu pit. Més ho faria, però la mort m'envaeix: La mort és ara un hoste benvingut. Quan reposi a terra, que els meus error no creïn cap pena en el teu pit, Recorda'm, però ah! Oblida el meu destí.
- Translation from English to Catalan (Català) copyright © 2011 by Robert Garrigós, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.
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This text was added to the website: 2011-12-21
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