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Benché nasconda

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Benché nasconda  
la serpe in seno
spietata, e immonda
il rio veleno,
è men crudele
dell'infedele
che t'ingannò.

È pien di frodi
il regno infido,
e in altro lido
io fuggirò.


Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

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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: 2018-08-15 12:19:25
Line count: 11
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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Text added to the website: 2018-06-02.
Last modified: 2018-06-02 11:49:30
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Word count: 41