by Paolo Antonio Rolli (1687 - 1765)

Perdere il bene amato  
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Perdere il bene amato  
che il fato e amor ti diè,
l'estremo è del dolor.
Ma del vederla ancor
ad un rivale in braccio
morte peggior non è.

Furore disperato
t'agita l'alma allor:
ognun dovrebbe armato
teco punir l'error,
perché l'istesso affanno
deve temer per sé.


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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Losing your beloved", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2019-11-19
Line count: 12
Word count: 46