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La calunnia, mio signore

Language: Italian (Italiano)

La calunnia, mio signore,    
non sapete che cos'è?
Sol con questa a tutte l'ore
si può far gran cose, affé.
Questa qui, radendo il suolo,
incomincia piano piano;
e del volgo il vasto stuolo
la raccoglie, e rinforzando
passa poi di bocca in bocca,
ed il diavolo all'orecchie
ve la porta, e così è.
La calunnia intanto cresce,
s'alza, fischia, gonfia a vista:
vola in aria, e turbigliona,
lampeggiando stride e, tuona;
e diviene poi crescendo
un tumulto universale,
come un coro generale,
e rimedio più non v'è

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: 2018-06-03.
Last modified: 2018-06-03 19:27:11
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