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

Before you can say, "Come" and "Go"
Language: English 
Available translation(s): ITA
Before you can say, "Come" and "Go",
And breathe twice, and cry, "So, so,"
Each one, tripping on his toe,
Will be here with mop and [mow]1.
[Do you love me, master? no?]2

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1 Nyman: "arrow"
2 omitted by Nyman.

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Avant que vous ayez dit : Va et viens !
Language: French (Français)  after the English 
Avant que vous ayez dit : Va et viens ! 
et respiré deux fois et crié : Oui, oui ! 
tous, glissant sur la pointe du pied, 
nous serons ici avec une moue et une grimace. 
M'aimez-vous, maître ? Non ?

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Text added to the website: 2013-03-07 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:08
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