by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio

Siam navi all'onde algenti
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Siam navi all'onde algenti
Lasciate in abbandono,
Impetuosi venti
I nostri affetti sono,
Ogni diletto è scoglio,
Tutta la vita è un mar.

Ben, qual nocchiero, in noi
veglia ragion; ma poi
pur dall'ondoso orgoglio
si lascia trasportar.

N. Vaccaj sets stanza 1
D. Cimarosa sets stanza 1

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Research team for this text: Alberto Pedrotti , Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 10
Word count: 38