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My love is strengthen'd, though more...

Language: English

My love is strengthen'd, though more weak in seeming;
I love not less, though less the show appear:
That love is merchandized whose rich esteeming
The owner's tongue doth publish every where.
Our love was new and then but in the spring
When I was wont to greet it with my lays,
As Philomel in summer's front doth sing
And stops her pipe in growth of riper days:
Not that the summer is less pleasant now
Than when her mournful hymns did hush the night,
But that wild music burthens every bough
And sweets grown common lose their dear delight.
  Therefore like her I sometime hold my tongue,
  Because I would not dull you with my song.



Translation(s): RUS ITA FRE

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Set in Russian, adapted by by Samuil Yakovlevich Marschak (1887 - 1964) , title 1: "Сонет CII" ITA FRE
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ITA Italian (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "E' più forte il mio amore, anche se più debole appare", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (François-Victor Hugo) , no title, from Sonnets de Shakespeare, no. 102, published 1857

Text added to the website: 2003-11-02.

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Ljublju ‑ no rezhe govorju ob `etom

Language: Russian

Ljublju - no rezhe govorju ob `etom,
Ljublju nezhnej - no ne dlja mnogikh glaz
Torgujet chuvstvom tot, kto pered svetom
Vsju dushu vystavljajet napokaz. 
Tebja vstrechal ja pesnej, kak privetom,
Kogda ljubov' nova byla dlja nas. 
Tak solovej gremit v polnochnyj chas
Vesnoj, no flejtu zabyvajet letom. 
Noch' ne lishitsja prelesti svojej,
Kogda jego umolknut izlijan'ja. 
No muzyka, zvucha so vsekh vetvej,
Obychnoj stav, terjajet obajan'e. 
I ja umolk podobno solov'ju:
Svojo propel i bol'she ne poju.



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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2003-11-02.