by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Lilla crudele ad onta d'amore
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Lascia sì la benda e l'ali,
cieco fanciul di Venere!
Dell'arco e degli strali
fa' pur, fanne pur cenere,
spegni, spegni la face
mentre accender, Amore,
non puoi di Lilla il core:
troppo l'esser crudel, troppo le piace!

Taci si, bamboccio dio!
Non trattar più d'uccidere,
che dei tuoi strali anch'io
vo' pur burlarmi e ridere,
frena, frena l'ardire.
Tu ti vanti, insolente,
di stral onnipotente
e una femmina vil, non puoi ferire!

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Cruelle Lilla, honte de l'amour", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website: 2017-05-24 00:00:00
Last modified: 2017-05-24 02:47:41
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Cruelle Lilla, honte de l'amour
Language: French (Français)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Laisse ton bandeau et tes ailes,
enfant aveugle de Vénus !
Avec ton arc et tes flèches,
fais seulement, fais seulement des cendres,
éteins, éteins le feu
puisque, Amour, enflammer
le cœur de Lilla, tu ne le peux :
plus elle est cruelle, plus elle y prend plaisir.

Tais-toi, dieu enfant !
ne pense plus à tuer,
car même de tes flèches
je m'amuse et j'en ris,
retiens, retiens ton audace.
Tu te vantes, insolent,
de tes flèches toutes puissantes
et une simple femme, tu ne peux la blesser.

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Text added to the website: 2017-06-18 00:00:00
Last modified: 2017-06-18 05:17:04
Line count: 16
Word count: 89