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

Coronato il crin d'alloro
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Coronato il crin d'alloro  
io sarò nel Campidoglio.

Ma più bramo il bel ch'adoro,
che non so corona, e soglio.


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Soon I shall be crowned", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Soon I shall be crowned
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Soon my brow shall be crowned 
with laurels in the Capitol.

But I desire far more the beauty I adore,
and I no longer recognize crown or throne.


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This text was added to the website: 2018-05-15
Line count: 4
Word count: 28