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

Mentre dormi, Amor fomenti
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Mentre dormi, Amor fomenti
il piacer de' sonni tuoi
con l'idea del mio piacer.

Abbia il rio passi più lenti;
e sospenda i moti suoi
ogni zeffiro leggier.


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Whilst you enjoy your slumber", 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: 2018-04-28
Line count: 6
Word count: 28

Whilst you enjoy your slumber
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
May love foster within your sweet dreams
the idea of my pleasure
whilst you enjoy your slumbers.

May the river flow by ever slower,
and all zephyrs cease stirring,
even the slightest of breezes.


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This text was added to the website: 2018-05-09
Line count: 6
Word count: 34