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Una donna fra l'altre

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Una donna fra l'altre onesta e bella
vidi nel coro di bellezza adorno
l'armi vibrar, mover il piede intorno,
feritrice d'amor, d'amor rubella.

Uscìan dal caro viso auree quadrella,
e 'n quella notte che fe' invidia e scorno
col sol de' suoi belli occhi al chiaro giorno,
si rese ogni alma spettatrice ancella.

Non diede passo allor che non ferisse,
né girò ciglio mai che non sanasse,
né vi fur cor che 'l suo ferir fugisse;

non ferì alcun che risanar bramasse,
né fu sanato alcun che non languisse,
né fu languente alfin che non l'amasse.

Translation(s): FRE

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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: "Une dame honnête et belle parmi les autres", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-09-03.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:53
Line count: 14
Word count: 96

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Une dame honnête et belle parmi les autres

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

Une dame honnête et belle parmi les autres,
dans le chœur orné de la beauté je la vis,
brandissant ses armes, en marchant aux alentours,
donnant des blessures d'amour, d'amour rebelle,

De son cher visage sortaient des flèches dorées,
et en cette nuit il rendait envieux et ridicule
avec le soleil de ses beaux yeux le jour clair
et réduisait toute âme spectatrice en esclavage.

Elle ne faisait pas un pas qui ne blessât,
ne jetait un regard qui ne soignât,
aucun cœur ne fuyait ses blessures ;

toute personne une fois blessée ne désirait guérir,
toute personne une fois guérie ne cessait de languir,
toute personne qui languissait finissait par l'aimer.

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Text added to the website: 2016-03-15.
Last modified: 2016-03-15 14:16:56
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Word count: 112