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M'è piú dolce il penar per Amarilli

Language: Italian (Italiano)

M'è piú dolce il penar per Amarilli,
che il gioir di mill'altre;
e se gioir di lei
mi vieta il mio destino, oggi si moia
per me pure ogni gioia.
Viver io fortunato
per altra donna mai, per altro amore?
né, volendo, il potrei
né, potendo, il vorrei.
E, s'esser può che 'n alcun tempo mai
ciò voglia il mio volere
o possa il mio potere,
prego il cielo ed Amor che tolto pria
ogni voler, ogni poter mi sia.

Translation(s): FRE SPA

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Il m'est plus doux de souffrir pour Amaryllis", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Javier Pablo Sotelo) , title 1: "Me es más dulce el penar por Amarilis", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2015-04-09 23:13:25
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Word count: 80

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Me es más dulce el penar por Amarilis

Language: Spanish (Español) after the Italian (Italiano)

Me es más dulce el penar por Amarilis,
que el gozar de otras mil;
y si gozar de ella
me impide mi destino, muera hoy
para mi toda alegría.
¿Vivir yo afortunado
por otra mujer, por otro amor?
Ni queriendo podría,
ni pudiendo querría.
Y si pudiera ser que alguna vez
eso quisiera mi querer
o pudiera mi poder,
ruego al cielo y a Amor que antes 
todo querer, todo poder, me sea quitado.

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