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Questo specchio ti dono

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Questo specchio ti dono,
rosa tu dam'or che l'età consente,
ch'io colga il tuo bel fior primo ridente.
Se ciò non voi, te mira,
cara fanciull'ivi due volt'e poi,
o caduc'onor tuoi,
vermiglia in sul matin, bell'e gentile,
di sera ti vedrai pallida e vile.

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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Ce miroir, je te le donne", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-09-02.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:53
Line count: 8
Word count: 45

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Ce miroir, je te le donne

Language: French (Français) after the Italian (Italiano)

Ce miroir, je te le donne,
Rosa, toi, laisse-moi, maintenant que tu as l'âge,
Cueillir ta première belle fleur en souriant.
Si tu ne veux pas, regarde-toi,
Chère fillette, deux fois, et alors,
Ô charmes éphémères,
Vermeille le matin, belle et gracieuse,
Le soir, tu te verras pâle et commune.

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Text added to the website: 2013-03-09.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:08
Line count: 8
Word count: 50