by Carlo Goldoni (1707 - 1793)
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Se di quest'alma i voti
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Se di quest'alma i voti  
ascolta il dio d'amor,
lieto sarà il mio cor,
sarò felice.
Per or di più non dico,
ma forse un dì verrà,
che il labbro dir potrà
quel ch'or non dice.


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "If the god of love should hear", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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If the god of love should hear
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
If the god of love should hear
this soul's vows,
I shall be happy, and my heart joyful.

I shall not say more for the moment,
but perhaps the day will come
that my lips can say 
what they cannot say at present.


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This text was added to the website: 2018-05-31
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Word count: 43