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

Nulla sperar da me
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Nulla sperar da me  
anima senza fé
cor traditore.

Fasto, che t'abbagliò
perché non t'additò
cotanto orrore.


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Expect nothing from me", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2018-05-13
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Word count: 17

Expect nothing from me
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Expect nothing from me,
you faithless soul,
you traitorous heart.

The horrors of pomp have clearly bewitched you,
for I have not pointed out the extent
of their baseness and horror.


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This text was added to the website: 2018-05-14
Line count: 6
Word count: 31