by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Pensa che l'amor mio
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Pensa che l'amor mio
t'offre la vita in dono;
sovvengati ch'io sono
il tuo liberator.
Dammi l'estremo addio,
ch'io te ne priego, e parti,
che tutto per salvarti
far voglio a tuo favor.


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Think that my love", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2019-10-16
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Think that my love
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Think that my love
gives you back your life.
Remember that I
am your liberator.

I beseech you to render unto me
the final farewell I request.
Then leave! Can't you see that 
I would do anything to save you?


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This text was added to the website: 2019-10-17
Line count: 8
Word count: 40