by Apostolo Zeno (1669 - 1750)
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Fidi amori, or sì dolenti
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Fidi amori, or sì dolenti,  
spero ancor di darvi pace.
L'infedel non vi spaventi:
che se in base di costanza
fondo il core, e la speranza,
non son vana, e non audace.

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Faithful and sorrowful spirits of love
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Faithful and sorrowful spirits of love,
I shall hope to bring unto you peace.
Let the traitor disturb you not,
for in constancy and hope I shall base my heart.
If I so do, then surely my aims
will not be presumptuous.

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