by Alessandro Manzoni (1785 - 1873)
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Sgombra, o gentil
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Sgombra, o gentil, dall'ansia
Mente i terresti ardori;
Leva all'Eterno un candido
Pensier d'offerta, e muori:
Fuor della vita è il termine
Del lungo tuo martir.


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "O gentle one, remove from your mind", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Barbara Miller

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Line count: 6
Word count: 26

O gentle one, remove from your mind
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
O gentle one, remove from your mind
the earthly passions brought about by anxiety;
Raise unto the Eternal an earnest
offering in your thoughts, and die at peace,
for far from this life is where
your long sufferings will at last have an end.


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This text was added to the website: 2018-06-09
Line count: 6
Word count: 44