by Nicola Francesco Haym (1679 - 1730)
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Qual torrente, che cade dal monte
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Qual torrente, che cade dal monte,
tutto atterra che incontro lo sta.

Tale anch'io, a chi oppone la fronte
dal mio brando atterrato sarà.


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "As a torrent rushing down the hills", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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As a torrent rushing down the hills
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
As a torrent rushing down from the hills
knocks over anything in its way,

So I shall do with anyone who opposes me
by the power of my sword.


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This text was added to the website: 2019-10-29
Line count: 4
Word count: 29