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

Ardito ti renda
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Ardito ti renda,
t’accenda di sdegno
d’un figlio il periglio,
d’un regno l’amor.

È dolce ad un’alma
che aspetta vendetta
il perder la calma
fra l’ire del cor.

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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Your son's danger", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2018-06-21
Line count: 8
Word count: 28

Your son's danger
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Your son's danger
and your love of power
should inflame you with wrath,
disdain, and daring.

Losing one's calmness and temper
amidst the wrathful storms in one's heart
is sweet to any soul
which savors revenge.


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This text was added to the website: 2019-10-16
Line count: 8
Word count: 36