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When to the sessions of sweet silent...

Language: English

When to the sessions of sweet silent thought
I summon up remembrance of things past,
I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought,
And with old woes new wail my dear time's waste:
Then can I drown an eye, unused to flow,
For precious friends hid in death's dateless night,
And weep afresh love's long since cancell'd woe,
And moan the expense of many a vanish'd sight:
Then can I grieve at grievances foregone,
And heavily from woe to woe tell o'er
The sad account of fore-bemoaned moan,
Which I new pay as if not paid before.
  But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,
  All losses are restored and sorrows end.



Translation(s): RUS ITA JPN FRE

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Set in Russian, a translation by Samuil Yakovlevich Marschak (1887 - 1964) , "Сонет XXX" ITA FRE JPN Set in Japanese, a translation by Tsubouchi Shōyō (1859 - 1935) , title unknown RUS ITA FRE [text unavailable]
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ITA Italian (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Quando dolci pensieri in silenzioso convegno", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (François-Victor Hugo) , no title, from Sonnets de Shakespeare, no. 30, published 1857

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Kogda na sud bezmolvnykh, tajnykh dum

Language: Russian

Kogda na sud bezmolvnykh, tajnykh dum
Ja vyzyvaju golosa bylogo, -
Utraty vse prikhodjat mne na um
I staroj bol'ju ja boleju snova. 
Iz glaz, ne znavshikh sljoz, ja sljozy l'ju
O tekh, kogo vo t'me tait mogila,
Ishchu ljubov' pogibshuju svoju
I vse, chto v zhizni mne kazalos' milo
Vedu ja schjot poterjannomu mnoj
I uzhasajus' vnov' potere kazhdoj,
I vnov' plachu ja dorogoj cenoj
Za to, za chto platil uzhe odnazhdy! 
No proshloje ya nakhozhu v tebe
I vse gotov prostit' svojej sud'be.



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