by Grazio Braccioli (1682 - 1752)

Benché nasconda
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Benché nasconda  
la serpe in seno
spietata, e immonda
il rio veleno,
è men crudele
che t'ingannò.

È pien di frodi
il regno infido,
e in altro lido
io fuggirò.


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

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Though the serpent hide", 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: 2018-05-20
Line count: 11
Word count: 31