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Del destin non dee lagnarsi

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Del destin non dee lagnarsi
chi ha nel petto un'alma forte,
e l'aspetto della morte
non paventa un cuor di re.

Il morir solo m'avanza,
e il mio caro amato pegno
fido prence a te consegno,
tu poi l'alma ancor per me.

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) , "One should not complain about destiny", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2018-05-12 00:00:00.
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One should not complain about destiny

Language: English after the Italian (Italiano)

One should complain about destiny
if one has a strong soul in one's heart,
and the fire of death
does not frighten a royal heart.

It is only death that advances,
so I consign unto you, o Prince,
my dearest and most well-loved pledge,
so you might let my soul live through you.

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