by Paolo Antonio Rolli (1687 - 1765)
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Dimmi, oh spene
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Dimmi, oh spene!
Quando riede il caro bene
pien di gloria a chi lo brama?


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Hope! Tell me, do", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2018-06-01
Line count: 3
Word count: 15

Hope! Tell me, do
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Hope! Tell me, do!
When will my beloved return, crowned with glory, 
to me who long for him?


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This text was added to the website: 2019-10-24
Line count: 3
Word count: 18