by Nicola Francesco Haym (1679 - 1730)

L'angue offeso mai non posa
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
L'angue offeso mai non posa,
se il veleno pria non spande
dentro il sangue all'offensor.

Così l'alma mia non osa
di mostrarsi altera e grande
se non svelle l'empio cor.


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

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "A serpent, when provoked", 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: 2018-06-02
Line count: 6
Word count: 30