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Non t'accostare all'Urna

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Non [t'accostare]1 all'Urna,
Che [il cener mio]2 rinserra,
Questa pietosa terra
È sacra al mio dolor.

[Odio gli affanni tuoi;
Ricuso i tuoi giacinti]3,
Che [giovano]4 agli estinti
Due lagrime, [o due]5 fior?

Empia! Dovevi [allora]6
Porgermi un fil d'aita,
Quando traea la vita
[Nell'ansia e nei]7 sospir.

A che d'inutil pianto
Assordi la foresta? 
Rispetta un'Ombra mesta,
E lasciala dormir.

Translation(s): CAT

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Confirmed with Rime di Iacopo Vittorelli. Parte seconda. Bassano dalla Stamperia Baseggio 1815, page 30; with Rime di Iacopo Vittorelli. Nuova Edizione. Dall'Autore medesimo accresciuta, e unicamente approvata. Bassano dalla Tipografia Remondiniana 1806, page 123; and with Le Anacreontiche del Vittorelli. Edizione Quarta notabilmente accresciuta. In Venezia MDCCXCVIII [1798], page 25 [unnumbered].

Note: Vittorelli reworked and reordered his Anacreontiche several times. This poem is number XXI in the first edition (1798), number XIII in the 1806 edition and number X in the 1815 and subsequent editions.

1 Schubert: "t'accostar"
2 Vittorelli (1798 and 1806 editions): "l'ossa mie"; Schubert: "l'osse mie"
3 Schubert: "Ricuso i tuoi giacinti, / Non voglio i tuo pianti"
4 Schubert: "giovan"
5 Schubert: "due"
6 Schubert: "allor"
7 Schubert: "In grembo dei"; Vittorelli (1798 edition): "In braccio de i"; Vittorelli (1806 edition): "Fra palpiti e"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Richard Morris and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]


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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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No t’acostis al sepulcre

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

No t’acostis al sepulcre
que guarda els meus ossos,
aquesta terra pietosa
és sagrada per al meu dolor.
No accepto els teus jacints;
no vull els teus plors,
de què serveixen al difunt
dues llàgrimes, dues flors?
Cruel! Hauries d’haver-me
donat un fil d’ajut
quan la meva vida s’encaminava
vers el faldar dels sospirs.
Amb quins inútils plors
eixordes la forest?
Respecta una ombra trista,
i deixa-la dormir.

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Translations of title(s):
"Non t'accostare all'urna" = "No t’acostis al sepulcre"
"Non t'accostar all'urna" = "No t’acostis al sepulcre"


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Based on
  • a text in Italian (Italiano) by Jacopo Vittorelli (1749 - 1835), no title, appears in Anacreontiche, in Ad Irene, no. 10, first published 1798
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Andrew Schneider, Franz Peter Schubert, Giuseppe Verdi. Go to the text.


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