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Quando l'Alba in Oriente

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Quando l'Alba in Oriente
l'almo sol s'appresta a scorgere
giù dal mar la veggiam sorgere cinta in gonna rilucente,
onde lampi si diffondono
che le stelle in Ciel ascondono.

Sì di fregi alta, e pomposa
va per le strade che s'infiorano
va su nembi che s'indorano;
l'altre Dee che la rimirano
per invidia ne sospirano.

E ciò ver qual più n'apprezza
per beltade a l'Alba inchinasi
non per questo ella vicinasi
di mia donna alla bellezza:
i suoi pregi Alba t'oscurano
tutte l'alme accese il giurano.

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)

Text added to the website: 2008-09-05T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16T10:02:53
Line count: 16
Word count: 86

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