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Alma del gran Pompeo

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Alma del gran Pompeo,
che al cenere suo d'intorno
invisibil t'aggiri,
fur'ombre i tuoi trofei,
ombra la tua grandezza, e un'ombra sei:
così termina al fine il fasto umano;
ieri che vivo occupò un mondo in guerra,
oggi risolto in polve un'urna serra.
Tal di ciascuno, ahi lasso!
il principio è di terra, e il fine è un sasso.
Misera vita! oh, quanto è fral tuo stato!
Ti forma un soffio, e ti distrugge un fiato.

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)

Text added to the website: 2018-06-02.
Last modified: 2018-08-07 14:37:00
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