by Giuseppe Maria Foppa (1760 - 1845)
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Vedrò qual sommo incanto
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Vedrò qual sommo incanto    
di femmina nel petto
rechi un novello affetto,
o un lusinghiero ardor.
(Bramo l'istante e il temo.)
Curioso è l'accidente...
(Ah che in pensarvi io fremo...)
Ti credo assai possente:
del tuo trionfo io stesso
sarò qui ammirator.
(Ah se per te m'accendo,
deh non tradirmi ancor.)


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "I shall soon see at work that consummate example", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2018-05-14
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Word count: 51

I shall soon see at work that consummate example
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
I shall soon see at work
that consummate example of female charm,
and I hope to see her bear 
a new affection, seductive ardor.
(I long for this moment, though I fear it.)
This coincidence is certainly curious.
(In thinking about you, I tremble...)
I certainly believe you to be effective:
I shall myself admire your triumph.
(Please do not betray me, Love,
if it is through you that I am inflamed.)


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This text was added to the website: 2018-05-15
Line count: 11
Word count: 72