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Liete, e pensose, accompagnate, e sole

Language: Italian (Italiano)

- Liete, e pensose, accompagnate, e sole,
donne, che ragionando ite per via,
ove è la vita, ove la morte mia?
perché non è con voi, com'ella sòle?

- Liete siam per memoria di quel sole;
dogliose per sua dolce compagnia,
la qual ne toglie invidia e gelosia,
che d'altrui ben, quasi suo mal, si dole.

- Chi pon freno a li amanti, o dà lor legge?
- Nessun a l'alma; al corpo ira et asprezza:
questo or in lei, tal or si prova in noi.

- Ma spesso ne la fronte il cor si legge:
sí vedemmo oscurar l'alta bellezza,
e tutti rugiadosi li occhi suoi.

Translation(s): ENG

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (A. S. Kline) , no title, copyright © 2002, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2004-06-28.
Last modified: 2015-03-10 14:29:12
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