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Perfidissimo volto

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Perfidissimo volto,
Ben l'usata bellezza in te si vede
Ma non l'usata fede.
Già mi parevi dir: «Quest'amorose
Luci che dolcemente
Rivolgo à te, sì bell'e sì pietose
Prima vedrai tu spente,
Che sia spento il desio ch'à te le gira.»
Ahi, che spento è'l desio,
Ma non è spento quel per cui sospira
L'abbandonato core!
O volto troppo vago e troppo rio,
Perchè se perdi amore
Non perdi ancor' vaghezza
O non hai pari alla beltà fermezza?

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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Visage perfide", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-09-08 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2019-04-23 14:31:18
Line count: 15
Word count: 78

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