by Apostolo Zeno (1669 - 1750)
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Sulle tue luci stesse
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Sulle tue luci stesse  
l'infido svenerò;
e al piè ti getterò
quel teschio esangue...
Non troverà pietà;
e la sua colpa enorme
appena laverà
tutto il suo sangue.

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Under your very eyes
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Under your very eyes,
I shall slay that traitor!
At your feet I shall cast
that bloodless skull.
He will find no pity,
for his enormous guilt
can barely be washed away
by all of his blood.

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This text was added to the website: 2019-11-04
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Word count: 37