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Al tardar della vendetta, o la scorda o non l'aspetta, e se n' ride l'offensor. Alfin l'empio scorger suole che in esempio il ciel lo vuole castigato dall'error.
- by Paolo Antonio Rolli (1687 - 1765) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759), "Al tardar della vendetta", HWV 42, first performed 1741, from the opera Deidamia, no. 3. [ sung text checked 1 time]
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- ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Delaying vengeance", 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: 2018-05-09
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Delaying vengeance causes him who has offended to forget it or not to expect it, and so he is apt to mock it. Finally the wretch notices that heaven desires him to be punished as a warning to others.
- 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.
This text was added to the website: 2018-06-29
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Word count: 39