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Solo e pensoso i più deserti campi

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Solo e pensoso i più deserti campi
Vo mesurando a passi tardi e lenti;
E gli occhi porto per fuggire intenti
Ove vestigio uman l’arena stampi.

Altro schermo non trovo che mi scampi
Dal manifesto accorger de le genti;
Perchè negli atti d’allegrezza spenti
Di fuor si legge com’io dentro avampi.

Sì ch’io mi credo omai che monti et piagge
E fiumi e selve sappian di che tempre
Sia la mia vita, ch’è celata altrui.

Ma pur sì aspre vie nè sì selvagge
Cercar non so, ch’Amor non venga sempre
Ragionando con meco, et io co llui.


Translation(s): CAT ENG FRE GER GER RUS

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Confirmed with Francesco Petrarca, Il Canzoniere con le note di Giuseppe Rigutini, rifuse e di molto accresciute da Michele Scherillo. Terza edizione, rinnovata. Ulrico Hoepli, editore libraio della real casa, Milano, 1918, page 152; and with Le Rime di Francesco Petrarca secondo la revisione ultima del poeta a cura di Giuseppe Salvo Cozzo. In Firenze, G. C. Sansoni, editore. 1904, page 37.

Spelling used by Haydn and Marenzio:
Solo e pensoso i  più deserti campi
vo misurando a passi tardi e lenti,
e gl'occhi porto per fuggir intenti
dove vestigio human l'arena stampi.
Altro schermo non trovo che mi scampi
dal manifesto accorger de le genti,
perché ne gl'atti d'allegrezza spenti
di fuor si legge com' io dentr'avampi.
Sì ch'io mi cred' homai che monti e piagge
e fiumi e selve sappian di che tempre
sia la mia vita, ch'è celata altrui,
ma pur sì aspre vie né si selvagge
cercar non so ch'Amor non venga sempre
ragionando con meco, et io con lui.

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (A. S. Kline) , no title, copyright © 2002, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Francisque Reynard)
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Johann Baptist Mayrhofer)


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Last modified: 2017-09-03 09:58:16
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Allein, nachdenklich, wie gelähmt vom...

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Italian (Italiano)

Allein, nachdenklich, wie gelähmt vom Krampfe,
Durchmess' ich öde Felder, schleichend träge,
Und wend' umher den Blick, zu fliehn die [Stege]1,
Wo eine Menschenspur den Sand nur stampfe.

Nicht andre Schutzwehr find' ich mir im Kampfe
Vor dem Erspähn des Volks in alle Wege,
Weil man im Thun, wo keine Freude rege,
Von außen lieset, wie ich innen dampfe.

So daß ich glaube jetzt, Berg und Gefilde,
Und Fluß und Waldung weiß, aus welchen Stoffen
Mein Leben sey, das sich verhehlt jedweden.

Doch find' ich nicht so rauhe Weg' und wilde,
Daß nicht der Liebesgott mich stets getroffen,
Und führt mit mir, und ich mit ihm dann Reden.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Blumensträusse italiänischer, spanischer und portugiesischer Poesie von August Wilhelm Schlegel. Berlin. In der Realschulbuchhandlung. 1804, page 22.

1 Schubert: "Wege"

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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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Malcolm Wren) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2003-11-07.
Last modified: 2017-09-27 10:28:20
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Word count: 108