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Batto, qui pianse Ergasto

Language: Italian (Italiano)

»Batto«, qui pianse Ergasto, »ecco la riva
ove, mentre seguia cerva fugace,
fuggendo Clori il suo pastor seguace,
non so se più seguiva o se fuggiva«.

»Deh, mira!« -- egli dicea -- »se fuggitiva
fera pur saettar tanto ti piace,
saetta questo cor che soffre in pace
le piaghe, anzi ti segue e non le schiva.

Lasso, non m'odi?«. E qui tremante e fioco
e tacque e giacque. A questi ultimi accenti
l'empia si volse e rimirollo un poco.

Allor di nove Amor fiamme cocenti
l'accese. Or chi dirà che non sia foco
l'umor che cade da duo lumi ardenti?

Translation(s): FRE

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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):

  • FRE French (Fran├žais) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Je bats en retraite, dit Ergasto en pleurs", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-09-03.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:53
Line count: 14
Word count: 98

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