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Occhi, un tempo mia vita

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

Occhi, un tempo mia vita;
occhi, di questo cor fido sostegno,
voi mi negate, ahimè, l'usata aita?
Tempo è ben di morire; a che più tardo?
A che torcete il guardo?
Forse per non mirar come v'adoro?
Mirate almen ch'io moro.

Translation(s): FRE

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Yeux, qui étaient ma vie", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-09-03.
Last modified: 2016-07-06 12:05:32
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Word count: 41

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Yeux, qui étaient ma vie

Language: French (Français) after the Italian (Italiano)

Yeux, qui étaient ma vie,
Yeux, qui soutenez ce cœur fidèle,
Vous me refusez, hélas, l'aide habituelle ?
Il est bien temps de mourir ; pourquoi tarder ?
Pourquoi votre regard se détourne-t-il ?
Peut-être pour ne pas voir que je vous adore ?
Voyez au moins que je meurs.

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Text added to the website: 2016-03-01.
Last modified: 2016-03-01 09:51:08
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Word count: 50