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

Piango, è ver; ma non procede
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Piango, è ver; ma non procede
dall’affanno il pianto ognora;
quando eccede ha pur talora
le sue lagrime il piacer.
Bagno è ver di pianto il ciglio
ma permesso è al cor d’un figlio
questo tenero dover.

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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "I weep, it is true", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2018-05-12
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Word count: 37