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Lusinghe più care

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Lusinghe più care
d'Amor veri dardi
Vezzose volate
sul labbro, nei guardi,
e tutta involate
l'altrui libertà.

Gelosi sospetti,
diletti con pene;
fra gioie e tormenti
momenti di spene,
voi l'armi farete
di vaga beltà.

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Andrew Schneider [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):

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Sweetest flattery", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2018-04-08 00:00:00.

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Sweetest flattery

Language: English after the Italian (Italiano)

Sweetest flattery,
love's truest darts,
You fly charmingly 
through others' gazes
and on their lips,
and so rob everyone of liberty.

Jealous suspicions, 
delights intertwined with pain,
moments of hope 
betwixt joy and anguish:
behold how you make 
a weapon out of beauty.

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