by Vincenzo Grimani (1655? - 1710)
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Non ho cor che per amarti
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Non ho cor che per amarti  
sempre amico a te sarà.

Con sincero, e puro affetto
io ti stringo a questo petto,
mai di frodi, inganni, ed arti
sia tra noi l'infedeltà.


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

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "I have no heart but to love you", 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: 2018-05-05
Line count: 6
Word count: 32

I have no heart but to love you
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
I have no heart but to love you,
and will always be your friend.

To this breast I clasp you
with sincerest and greatest affection;
never let there be 'twixt us
neither trace of fraud, nor deception,
nor any of Deceit's foul arts.


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This text was added to the website: 2018-05-10
Line count: 7
Word count: 43