by Grazio Braccioli (1682 - 1752)
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Chiara al pari di lucida stella
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Chiara al pari di lucida stella  
scintillando tua candida fede
prometteva mercede al mio amor.

Ma il pensier di lasciarmi crudele
fa temer, che non sia sempre bella
la facella, onde avvampa il mio cor.


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Shining like a star, matchlessly bright,", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2018-06-02
Line count: 6
Word count: 35

Shining like a star, matchlessly bright,
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Shining like a star, matchlessly bright,
your immaculate faith has promised
mercy unto my love.

But the thought of you cruelly leaving me
causes me to fear that my heart has burned
for a flame that is not always worthy.


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This text was added to the website: 2019-10-29
Line count: 6
Word count: 40