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Costume di grandi

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Godere e lasciare
costuman gl'amanti,
bugiardi, incostanti,
le cose più care.
Onde chi mente più spera più lode,
s'inganna e si gode.
Con ladri comandi
si ruba il piacere.
Sprezzare e godere
costume è de' grandi.
Onde chi ruba più spera più lode,
s'inganne e si gode.
Al grande e saputo
non mai si conviene
goder e dir bene
del ben ch'ha goduto.
Onde chi biasma più spera più lode,
s'inganna e si gode.

Translation(s): FRE

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Submitted by Guy Laffaille [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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Coutumes des grands", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2017-05-24.
Last modified: 2017-05-24 02:20:06
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