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Piango, è ver; ma non procede dall’affanno il pianto ognora; quando eccede ha pur talora le sue lagrime il piacer. Bagno è ver di pianto il ciglio ma permesso è al cor d’un figlio questo tenero dover.
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- by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio, appears in Antigono [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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- ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "I weep, it is true", 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: 2018-05-12
Line count: 7
Word count: 37
I weep, it is true. But tears are not always the product of torment. When pleasure overflows, it is apt to produce tears likewise. I do bathe the heavens with my tears, it is true. But for a son's heart, this tender duty is permitted.
- Translation from Italian (Italiano) to English copyright © 2018 by Andrew Schneider, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
- a text in Italian (Italiano) by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio, appears in Antigono
This text was added to the website: 2018-06-09
Line count: 8
Word count: 45