by Paolo Antonio Rolli (1687 - 1765)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Alto Giove
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Alto Giove
è tua grazia, è tuo vanto,
il gran dono di vita immortale,
che il tuo cenno sovrano mi fà.

Ma il rendermi poi quella
già sospirata tanto
Diva amorose e bella,
è un dono senza uguale
come la tua beltà.


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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Grand Jupiter", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Research team for this text: Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor] , Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2017-11-30
Line count: 9
Word count: 42

Grand Jupiter
Language: French (Français)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Grand Jupiter,
C'est ta grâce, c'est ton mérite,
que le grand don de vie immortelle
que ton geste souverain me fait.

Mais me rendre enfin celle
pour qui j'ai déjà tant soupiré,
déesse amoureuse et belle,
est un don sans égal,
comme ta beauté.


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This text was added to the website: 2017-11-30
Line count: 9
Word count: 44