by Giacomo Rossi (flourished 1710-1729)
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

No, no, che quest'alma
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
No, no, che quest'alma
Scontenti non dà,
Con placida calma
Giovare sol sa.

Ch'e grande il diletto
D'un nobile petto,
Ch'a gloria sen va.


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "No, no, this soul", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2018-04-22
Line count: 7
Word count: 24

No, no, this soul
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
No, no, this soul
ought not to displease others.
It can only truly enjoy itself
in peace and calm.

A noble breast which
aspires only after glory
experiences truly great delight.


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This text was added to the website: 2018-06-29
Line count: 7
Word count: 31