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Ferir quel petto, Silvio?

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Ferir quel petto, Silvio?
Non bisognava agli occhi miei scovrirlo,
s'avevi pur desio ch'io tel ferissi.
O bellissimo scoglio,
già da l'onda e dal vento
de le lagrime mie, de' miei sospiri
sí spesso invan percosso,
è pur ver che tu spiri
e che senti pietate? o pur m'inganno?
Ma sii tu pure o petto molle o marmo,
già non vo' che m'inganni
d'un candido alabastro il bel sembiante,
come quel d'una fèra
oggi ingannato ha il tuo signore e mio.
Ferir io te? te pur ferisca Amore,
ché vendetta maggiore
non so bramar che di vederti amante.
Sia benedetto il dí che da prim'arsi!
benedette le lagrime e i martíri!
di voi lodar, non vendicar, mi voglio.

Translation(s): FRE SPA

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Submitted by Alberto Pedrotti


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 (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Frapper ce sein, Silvio ?", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Javier Pablo Sotelo) , title 1: "¿Herir ese pecho, Silvio?", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:31
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Word count: 118

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