by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio

Pensa a serbarmi, o cara
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Pensa a serbarmi, oh cara,
i dolci affetti tuoi;
amami, oh cara,
e lascia poi ogn’altra cura a me, cara!
Tu mi vuoi dir col pianto,
che resti in abbandono;
nò, così vil non sono,
[e meco ingrato tanto
Cesare non è.]1

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1 : Jommelli: "e meco irato tanto / il fato non è."


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

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Think only of preserving for me, my dearest", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2018-03-31
Line count: 9
Word count: 42