by Giovanni Battista Casti (1724 - 1803)
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Queste son lettere
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Queste son lettere  
scritte in inglese,
questi capitoli
stesi in francese;
patti, prammatiche,
trattati autentici,
editti ed ordini,
e atti di regia

(tira di tasca un gran sigillo)
Mira di Corsica
l'armi e il sigillo;
osserva, esamina:
per tutto scorgonsi
le marche e i titoli
di maestà.


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These letters are written in English
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
These letters are written in English,
these chapters in French,
pacts, customs, treaties, all authentic,
edicts and decrees,
and acts deriving from royal authority.

(takes from pocket a huge seal)
Observe the Corsican coat of arms and seal;
look at it, examine it!
Throughout, one perceives telltale marks
and titles of majesty.


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