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

Tergi l'ingiuste lagrime
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Tergi l'ingiuste lagrime,
dilegua il tuo martiro,
che s'io per te respiro,
tu regnerai per me.
Di raddolcirti io spero
questo penoso affanno
col dono d'un impero,
col sangue d'un tiranno
che delle nostre ingiurie
punito ancor non è.

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Wipe away your needless tears
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Wipe away your needless tears,
dispel your agony.
For if I still breathe because of you,
you will reign because of me.

I wish to soften 
your painful anguish
by giving you an empire,
shedding the blood of a tyrant
who has wronged us 
and is still unpunished!

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This text was added to the website: 2019-11-26
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Word count: 48