by Giovan Francesco Loredan (1607 - 1661)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): FRE
S'io vi giuro mia vita
Ch'io v'amo
Voi mi date con parole spietate
Subito una mentita.
Io che sensi ho vivace
Corro raffronto
À scaricar coi baci.


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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Mensonge", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2017-05-20
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Word count: 27

Language: French (Français)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Si je vous jure sur ma vie
que je vous aime,
vous m'accusez avec des mots sans pitié
aussitôt de mensonge.
Moi dont les sens sont si vifs,
je cours relever
l'affront avec des baisers.


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This text was added to the website: 2017-06-29
Line count: 7
Word count: 35