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Queste son lettere

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Queste son lettere  
scritte in inglese,
questi capitoli
stesi in francese;
patti, prammatiche,
trattati autentici,
editti ed ordini,
e atti di regia

(tira di tasca un gran sigillo)
Mira di Corsica
l'armi e il sigillo;
osserva, esamina:
per tutto scorgonsi
le marche e i titoli
di maestà.

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]


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

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "These letters are written in English", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2018-06-05.
Last modified: 2018-08-16 14:50:27
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These letters are written in English

Language: English after the Italian (Italiano)

These letters are written in English,
these chapters in French,
pacts, customs, treaties, all authentic,
edicts and decrees,
and acts deriving from royal authority.

(takes from pocket a huge seal)
Observe the Corsican coat of arms and seal;
look at it, examine it!
Throughout, one perceives telltale marks
and titles of majesty.

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Text added to the website: 2018-06-05.
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