by Giulio Strozzi (1583 - 1660)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Libertà
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Non ci lusinghi più
con la tua dolce spene
vezzosa seruitù
libertà non più catene

Dunqu'era il mio bene
Dunqu'era il mio core
una donna infedel
priva d'Amore

oh stolido errore
per breve gioire
corteggiar pene
e vagheggiar martire

oh basso desire
oh alto arrischiato
chi gode nell'inferno
esser dannato

Non ci lusinghi più
con la tua dolce spene
vezzosa seruitù
libertà non più catene.

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Liberté
Language: French (Français)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Tu ne nous séduis plus
avec ton doux espoir
servitude attirante.
Liberté ! plus de chaînes !

Ainsi était mon amour,
ainsi était mon cœur,
une dame infidèle,
sans amour.

Ô erreur stupide,
pour une courte joie,
courtiser une douleur
et languir pour le martyre.

Ô désir bas,
ô risque élevé,
pour qui jouit dans l'enfer
être damné.

Tu ne nous séduis plus
avec ton doux espoir
servitude attirante.
Liberté ! plus de chaînes !

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Text added to the website: 2017-06-26 00:00:00
Last modified: 2017-06-26 09:36:12
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Word count: 75