by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Giusto re, la Persia adora
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Giusto re, la Persia adora
la clemenza assisa in trono,
quando premia col perdono
d’un eroe la fedeltà.
La giustizia è bella allora
che compagna ha la pietà.

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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "O just king, Persia adores", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2018-06-21
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Word count: 28

O just king, Persia adores
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
O just king, Persia adores
clemency seated upon your throne,
when it rewards a hero's loyalty
with forgiveness.

Justice is ever beautiful
when it consorts with piety.


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This text was added to the website: 2019-10-16
Line count: 6
Word count: 27