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

Se all'impero, amici Dei
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Se all’impero, amici dei,
necessario è un cor severo,
o togliete a me l’impero
o a me date un altro cor.
Se la fé de’ regni miei
con l’amor non assicuro,
d’una fede io non mi curo
che sia frutto del timor.


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

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "If a strict, unfeeling heart", 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: 2018-05-15
Line count: 8
Word count: 42