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

Così stupisce e cade
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Così stupisce e cade  
pallido e smorto in viso
al fulmine improviso
l'attonito pastor.

Ma quando poi s'avvede
del vano suo spavento,
sorge, respira e riede
a numerar l'armento
disperso dal timor.


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

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Thus, the shepherd, shaken to his core", 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: 2018-04-21
Line count: 9
Word count: 32