by Sebastiano Biancardi (1679 - 1741), as Domenico Lalli
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Lieto, costante e forte
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Lieto, costante e forte
incontro quella morte
che è vanto di mia fè.

E spero che dirà
mia bella fedeltà
quel che non sai da me.


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Happy, faithful, and strong", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2018-05-12
Line count: 6
Word count: 26

Happy, faithful, and strong
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Happy, faithful, and strong,
I go to face that death 
with will prove my loyalty.

And I hope that
my illustrious faith 
will tell you that about me
which you know not.


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This text was added to the website: 2018-05-17
Line count: 7
Word count: 32