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Cantai, or piango, et non men di...

Language: French (Fran├žais)

Cantai, or piango, et non men di dolcezza
del pianger prendo che del canto presi,
ch'a la cagion, non a l'effetto, intesi
son i miei sensi vaghi pur d'altezza.

5Indi et mansüetudine et durezza
et atti feri, et humili et cortesi,
porto egualmente, né me gravan pesi,
né l'arme mie punta di sdegni spezza.

Tengan dunque ver' me l'usato stile
10Amor, madonna, il mondo et mia fortuna,
ch'i'non penso esser mai se non felice.

[Viva]1 o mora o languisca, un piú gentile
stato del mio non è sotto la luna,
sí dolce è del mio amaro la radice.

Translation(s): ENG

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1 de Lassus: "Arda"

Submitted by Steven Cox


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

Text added to the website: 2009-09-03.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:21
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