by Apostolo Zeno (1669 - 1750)

Ho nel seno un doppio ardore
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Ho nel seno un doppio ardore  
di speranza e di timore,
or sì dolce, or sì crudele,
che il mio labbro dir no 'l può.

E alla voce lusinghiera
d'una speme menzognera,
crudo amor, irato cielo,
più resistere non so.


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

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "In my breast dwells a double passion", 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: 2018-05-25
Line count: 8
Word count: 40