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Non ti fidar

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Non ti fidar, perchè il desire lusinga è ver!
Mà poi sovente Amor è falso e il tempo inganna.
Chi vuol goder, ho inteso a dire,
fissa il pensier nel ben presente:
chè l'avvenire ha in man la sorte cieca e tiranna.

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Paul and Darla Mosteller


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):

  • ENG English (Paul and Darla Mosteller) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-12-05.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:28
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Word count: 42

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Don't be so trusting, because desire is...

Language: English after the Italian (Italiano)

Don't be so trusting, because desire is alluring, it's true.
But often, love is false and the moment deceiving.
But he who takes delight, I mean to tell you,
thinks only of the present; but what happens afterward
rests in the hands of blind and unyielding fate.

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Text added to the website: 2009-12-05.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:28
Line count: 5
Word count: 47