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

Disse il ver? parlò per gioco?
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Disse il ver? parlò per gioco?  
Mi confondo a' detti sui
e comincio a poco a poco
di me stesso a dubitar.

Pianger fanno i pianti altrui,
sospirar gli altrui sospiri;
ben potrian gli altrui deliri
insegnarmi a delirar.


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

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Did she speak the truth? Was she joking?", 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: 2018-04-27
Line count: 8
Word count: 39