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Battillo siediti

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the Greek (Ελληνικά)

Battillo siediti 
All'ombra placida: 
Bell'è quest'Albero!
Dolce ne tremola
Su i Rami morbidi
La Chioma tenera:
Presso vi mormora
E in Rivo scioglesi
La Fonte viva;
E seco volvesi
[Com'è]2 possibile, 
Quando si trove
Luogo sì amabile;
Passar altrove?

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Confirmed with De' Poetici Componimenti del Signor Paolo Rolli: Divisi in Tre Libri: Libro Primo, Venezia, Appresso Bartolommeo Occhi, MDCCLXI (1761), pages 65-66.

1 Greene repeats some earlier lines here: "La Fonte viva / Presso vi mormora..."
2 Greene: "Come è"

Submitted by John Versmoren


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Text added to the website: 2003-11-05.
Last modified: 2016-01-28 14:31:00
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