by Giacomo Cassetti (1682 - 1757)
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Arma, caedes
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): ENG
Arma, caedes, 
vindictae, furores,
Angustiae, timores
Precedite nos.

O bellicae sortes,
Mille plagas,
Mille mortes
Adducite vos.

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Arms, gore
Language: English  after the Latin 
Arms, gore, 
vengeance, fury,
anguish, dread,
o herald our approach!

O fortunes of war,
strike home and brandish your terror,
and a thousand plagues and deaths
o cause ye to arise.

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Translations of title(s):
"Arma, caedes, vindictae, furores" = "Arms, gore, vengeance, fury"
"vindictae, furores" = "vengeance, fury"
"Arma, caedes," = "Arms, gore"


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This text was added to the website: 2018-05-30
Line count: 8
Word count: 31