by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Il primo ardor
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Il primo ardor  
è così caro a questo cor,
che estinguerlo non vuol
quest'alma amante.

Io son fedel,
né mai crudel,
e sempre a lui sarà
il cor costante.


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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "My loving soul", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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My loving soul
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
My loving soul
has no wish to extinguish
my heart's greatest
and most precious desire.

I am faithful 
and never cruel, 
and my heart will always 
be constant to him.


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