by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Giusto Amor
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG ENG
Giusto amor tu che m'accendi, 
Mi consiglia, e mi difendi 
Nel periglio, e nel timor.

La cagion solo tu sei
Del mio ben, de’ mali miei ;
Tu se guida 
All’alma fida
Contro il barbaro furor.


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

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Righteous Love", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Amy Pfrimmer) , "Righteous Love", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2018-04-08
Line count: 8
Word count: 36

Righteous Love
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Righteous Love, who ignites me,
counsel me and defend me 
from danger and fear.

You are the only reason
for both my happiness and my suffering.
You protect a truly faithful soul
from barbarous fury.


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This text was added to the website: 2018-06-09
Line count: 7
Word count: 35