Translation by Mario Rapisardi (1844 - 1912)

Quis multa
Language: Latin 
quis multa gracilis te puer in rosa
perfusus liquidis urget odoribus
grato, Pyrrha, sub antro?
cui flavam religas comam,

simplex munditiis? heu quotiens fidem
mutatosque deos flebit et aspera
nigris aequora ventis
emirabitur insolens,

qui nunc te fruitur credulus aurea,
qui semper vacuam, semper amabilem
sperat, nescius aurae
fallacis, miseri, quibus

intemptata nites. me tabula sacer
votiva paries indicat uvida
suspendisse potenti
vestimenta maris deo.

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Qual giovin tenero tra fiori rosei
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the Latin 
Qual giovin tenero tra fiori rosei
    Sparso di liquidi profumi stringeti
        In caro speco, o Pirra?
        Per chi ’l crin biondo pettini,

Pulita e semplice? Ah! quanto piangere
    Dee la fè varia, gli Dei mutevoli,
        E mirar non avvezzo
        L’onde aspre a’ venti infausti

Chi gode or credulo te, bellezza aurea,
  Chi sempre dedita, chi sempre amabile
    Te spera, dell’infida
    Aura inesperto! Ahi miseri,

Cui splendi ingenua! Votiva tavola
  Mostra nel tempio me, che già l’umide
    Vestimenta sospesi
    Al dio signor del pelago.

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Confirmed with Opere di Mario Rapisardi, Ordinate e corrette da esso. Volume V. Le odi di Orazio. L'Empedocle. Il Prometeo di Shelley, Catania, Niccolò Giannotta, 1897.


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