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I know a bank whereon the wild thyme...

Language: English

I know a bank whereon the wild thyme blows,
Where [oxlips]1 and the nodding violet grows
[Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses, and with eglantine: ]2
There sleeps [Titania some time]2 of the night,
Lull'd in [these]3 flowers with dances and delight.

Translation(s): FRE

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1 Lehmann: "oxlip"
2 Lehmann: "our Fairy Queen some times"
3 Lehmann: "the"

Submitted by Barbara Miller


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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * FRE French (François-Victor Hugo) , title unknown

Text added to the website: 2006-12-05.

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