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

Se cerca, se dice
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Se cerca, se dice:
«L’amico dov’è?»
«L’amico infelice»
rispondi «morì».
Ah no sì gran duolo
non darle per me.
Rispondi ma solo:
«Piangendo partì».
Che abisso di pene!
Lasciare il suo bene!
Lasciarlo per sempre!
Lasciarlo così!


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

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "If she approaches, and asks,", 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: 2018-05-12
Line count: 12
Word count: 37