by Antonio Maria Luchini (c1690 - 1730?)
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Ricordati che sei
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Ricordati che sei  
regina madre, e sposa,
che dell'onor gelosa
ti vuol la maestà.

Pria che soffrir la pena
d'una servil catena,
sì, sì questa tu déi
pietosa crudeltà.


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Remember that you are", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Remember that you are
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Remember that you are
queen, mother, and wife,
that majesty wants you
to jealously guard your honor.

Before you suffer the
pain of servile chains,
yes, you must perform this
cruel act of mercy.


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This text was added to the website: 2018-06-01
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Word count: 34