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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Adieu to Coimbra

By Luís de Camões (c. 1524–1580)

SWEET lucent waters of Mondego-stream,

Of my Remembrance restful jouïssance,

Where far-fet, lingering, traitorous Esperance

Long whiles misled me in a blinding Dream:

Fro’ you I part, yea, still I’ll ne’er misdeem

That long-drawn Memories which your charms enhance

Forbid me changing and, in every chance,

E’en as I farther speed I nearer seem.

Well may my Fortunes hale this instrument

Of Soul o’er new strange regions wide and side,

Offered to winds and watery element:

But hence my Spirit, by you ’companied,

Borne on the nimble wings that Reverie lent,

Flies home and bathes her, Waters! in your tide.