Language: Italian (Italiano)
la serpe in seno
spietata, e immonda
il rio veleno,
è men crudele
È pien di frodi
il regno infido,
e in altro lido
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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) , "Though the serpent hide", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Text added to the website: 2018-05-20.
Last modified: 2018-05-20 20:25:47
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Word count: 31
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Though the serpent hide
Language: English after the Italian (Italiano)
Though the malicious serpent
hide in one's breast,
leaching foul and wicked poison,
it is less cruel than the disloyal one
who has deceived you.
This is a kingdom
of treachery and fraud,
and I shall flee straightaway
to happier shores.
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- a text in Italian (Italiano) by Grazio Braccioli (1682 - 1752), "Benché nasconda"
- This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Antonio Vivaldi. Go to the text.
Text added to the website: 2018-06-02.
Last modified: 2018-06-02 11:49:30
Line count: 9
Word count: 41