by Vittorio Amedeo Cigna-Santi (c1730 - 1795)
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Tu, che fedel mi sei
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
(a Sifare)
Tu, che fedel mi sei,  
serbami, oh dio! quel core;

(ad Aspasia)

tu, ingrata, i sdegni miei
lascia di cimentar.

Per poco ancor sospendo
pietoso il mio furore;
ma se crudel mi rendo,
di me non ti lagnar.


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

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "You, who are loyal to me", 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: 2018-05-06
Line count: 10
Word count: 40

You, who are loyal to me
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
(to Sifare)
You, who are loyal to me,
preserve this heart for me!
(to Aspasia)
You ingrate, do not dare
to test my wrath.

For the sake of decorum,
I shall suspend my wrath.
But if I should become cruel,
do not say I didn't warn you!


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This text was added to the website: 2018-05-16
Line count: 10
Word count: 47