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Occhi, piangete

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Occhi piangete: accompagnate il core
che di vostro fallir morte sostene.
Cosí sempre facciamo; et ne convene
lamentar piú l’altrui, che ’l nostro errore.

Già prima ebbe per voi l’entrata Amore,
là onde anchor come in suo albergo vène.
Noi gli aprimmo la via per quella spene
che mosse d ’entro da colui che more.

Non son, come a voi par, le ragion’ pari:
ché pur voi foste ne la prima vista
del vostro et del suo mal cotanto avari.

Or questo è quel che piú ch’altro n’atrista,
che’ perfetti giudicii son sí rari,
et d’altrui colpa altrui biasmo s’acquista.

R. de Lassus sets lines 1-4

Submitted by Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]


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Text added to the website: 2018-08-06.
Last modified: 2018-11-15 16:41:34
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