by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Di te mi rido
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
(a Bradamante) 
Di te mi rido,
semplice stolto.
(a Melisso) 
Seguo Cupido,
amo un bel volto,
né so mancar di fé.

Il caro bene,
che m'innamora,
a me non viene?
Non torna ancora?
Che fa? Dov'è?


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

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "I laugh at you", 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: 2019-11-17
Line count: 12
Word count: 36

I laugh at you
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
(to Bradamante)
I laugh at you,
you foolish simpleton.
(to Melisso)
I follow Cupid
and love a beauteous face.
My faith shall never waver.

But why does my love
who fills me with ardor
refrain from coming to me?
She doesn't return?
What is she up to? Where is she?


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This text was added to the website: 2019-12-17
Line count: 12
Word count: 50