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

Fra cento affanni e cento
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Fra cento affanni e cento
Palpito, tremo e sento
Che freddo dalle vene
Fugge il mio sangue al cor.
Prevedo del mio bene
II barbaro martiro,
E la virtù sospiro,
Che perde il genitor.

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Par cent et cent soucis", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Research team for this text: John Versmoren , Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2004-07-12
Line count: 8
Word count: 34

Between hundreds and still more hundreds...
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Between hundreds and still more hundreds of torments,
I shudder, tremble, and feel
My icy blood flowing through 
and chilling my veins.

I can already see the anguish
that my beloved must endure,
And I sigh for virtue,
That might lose me a father.

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Translations of title(s):
"Fra cento affanni e cento" = "Between hundreds and still more hundreds of torments,"
"Fra cento affanni" = "Between hundreds of torments"


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This text was added to the website: 2018-03-30
Line count: 8
Word count: 44