Pyramus and Thisbe Translation

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Pyramus and Thisbe

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Line 93: “With the hinge having been turned cleverly, Thisbe departs and devieves her own parents (having veiled her face), and she comes to the tomb and sits under the said tree, love was making her brave. Behold there comes a lioness, having smeared her foaming jaws, from the recent slaughter of cattle, about to satisfy her thirst in the waters in the nearby fountain.

Line 99: Her from a far by the raise of the moon, Babylonian Thisbe saw her and fled with timid steps into a dark cave, and while she is fleeing she leaves behind her veil, having fallen from her back. Line 102: Just as the fierce lioness satisfied her thirst with much water. While she is retuning to the woods, she mangled the blood stained mouth the thing clothing, having been found by chance without the girl herself. 105: “He, having gone out later, Pyramus saw the unmistakable footprints of a beast in the deep dust and Pyramus grew pale throughout his entrie face; But when he found also the cloak stained with blood he said, “one night will destroy two lovers, of which that girl (Thisbe) was most worth of a long life; 110: my soul is guilty. I have killed you wretched girl, I who ordered that you come into places full of fear, and I did not come hither first. Tear my body apart and consume my wicked guts with fierce biting, it is the sign of a timid man to desire death.” He picks up the veil of THisbe and carried the veil with him to the shade of the agreed upon tree. Pg. 47 117: And when he gave tears to the familiar clothing and kisses to the familiar clothing, now reveive also drinks of my blood.” 119: He plunged into his guts the sword, by which he had been equipped, and without delay and dying, he pulled the sword from the boiling wound, and he lay flat on the ground. The blood purts high, not otherwise than when a pipe splits due to faulty lead, and the pipe shoots out long jets from a thing, hissing hole and bursts the air with strokes. The fruits of the tree are truned into a dark appearance by the sprinkling of gore, and the root having been soaked in blood, the hanging mulberry trees with purple color.

128: “Behold with her fear not yet having been placed aside, lest she not disappoint her lover, she returnes and searches for the young man with her eyes and yearns for him in her spirit. She longs to tell how many dangers she avoided: and although she recognized the place and the shape of the seen tree, at the same time the color of the tree makes her uncertain whether this is the tree. 133: While she hesitates, she sees that his quivering limbs strike the bloody ground, and she carried her foot back and she shuddered bearing a face paler than boxfood like the water surface which trembles when the top is grazed by a slight breeze. 137: But afterwards, having delayed, but after she recognized her lover she strikes her unworthy arms with a shrill wailing and having pulled her hair and having embraced his beloved body she filled his wounds with tears and mixzed her weeping with his blood and planting kisses on his cold features, she cried “Oh Pyramus what misfortune has taken you from me. 143: Oh Pyramus answer: Your Thisbe is naming you oh dearest one; hear me and lift up your drooping face. AT the name of Thisbe, Pyramus raised his eyes heavy with death and with her having been seen he closed them again. And after she recongnized her garment, she saw her garment and after she saw the ivory empty of a sword she said, “Your hand and your unfortunate love has destroyed you. There is also for me a hand strong for this act, there is also in me love enough for this act, this will give me strength for wounding.

Pg. 53 151: I will follow you, having died and I shall be called the most wretched cause and companion of your death, and alas you who were able to be removed by me by death alone, alas you will not be able to be torn from me by death. 154: Oh my very wretched parent and the parent of him, nevertheless by...
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