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De la bellezza le dovute lodi

Language: Italian (Italiano)

De la bellezza le dovute lodi 
celebriam con lieto canto 
e tu Ciprign ‘intanto 
de tuoi prieghi altera godi. 
Godi pur ch ‘alta vittoria 
si prepara a meriti tuoi 
onde chiara ogi fra noi 
splenderai per nuova gloria.

E ‘ la bellezza un raggio 
de la celeste luce 
che quasi un Sol di Maggio 
temprat ‘ardor n ‘adduce. 
Quinci nel nostro core 
nascono i fìor d ‘amore.

Chi di tal lume non splend ‘ornato 
dirsi beato in van presume 
che ‘ vil tesoro son gemm ‘et oro 
e valor cade contro beltade.

Ben sallo Alcide il forte 
da duo begl ‘occhi vinto 
quantunque avvinto 
traesse il cor da le tartaree porte 
e sallo il Dio de l ‘arme 
de l ‘ira e del furore 
quando la Dea d ‘Amore 
gl ‘impon che si disarme.

Ond ‘ei cangiato stile 
mansueto ed humile 
mirando il suo bel volto 
la spada oblia fra belle braccio accolto.

Dunque a lei che di beltate 
ottenne il pregio e ‘I vanto 
quest ‘altere alme ben nate 
concordi al nostro canto 
guidano in queste valli 
per far l ‘honor quest ‘amorosi balli.

Translation(s): GER

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Submitted by Bertram Kottmann


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):

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2019-03-19 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-03-19 13:00:19

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Word count: 185

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