by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

So ch’è fanciullo Amore
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
So ch’è fanciullo Amore
né conversar gli piace
con la canuta età.
Di scherzi ei si compiace;
si stanca del rigore;
e stan di rado in pace
rispetto e libertà.

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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "I know Cupid does not enjoy", 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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I know Cupid does not enjoy
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
I know Cupid does not enjoy
conversing too freely
around hoary Age.

He contents himself with jokes and levity
and relaxes all decorum;
he demonstrates that respect and liberty
are seldom at peace with each other.


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This text was added to the website: 2018-05-16
Line count: 7
Word count: 36