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Occhi, un tempo mia vita

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Occhi, un tempo mia vita,
Occhi, di questo cor [dolci]1 sostegni,
Voi mi negate aita?
Questi son ben [della]2 mia morte i segni.
Non più speme, o conforto.
Tempo è [sol]3 di morir, a che più tardo?
Occhi, ch’a sì gran torto
Morir mi fate, a che torcete il guardo?
Forse per non mirar [come]4 v'adoro?
Mirate almen ch'io moro.

Translation(s): GER

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Confirmed with Delle opere del cavalier Battista Guarini, Volume 2, Verona, Giovanni Alberto Tumermani, 1737, page 66.

1 Notari: "fido"
2 Notari: "de la"
3 Notari: "ben"
4 Notari: "com’io"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Bertram Kottmann


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  • Also set in Italian (Italiano), [adaptation] by Claudio Monteverdi.

Other available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Augen, die mir einst so teuer wie mein Leben", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2016-07-06.
Last modified: 2016-07-06 12:05:57
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