by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio

Figlio se più non vivi
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Figlio se più non vivi,
morrò; ma del mio fato
farò che un re svenato
preceda messaggier.
Infin che il padre arrivi
fa’ che sospenda il remo
colà sul guado estremo
il pallido nocchier.

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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "My son, if you no longer live", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2018-06-21
Line count: 8
Word count: 34