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

Col valor, colla virtù
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Col valor, colla virtù
Or si vada a trionfar.

Dall'indegna servitù
L'alta prole io vo' ritrar.


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Let us hasten to triumph today", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2018-04-22
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Let us hasten to triumph today
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Let us hasten to triumph today,
under the aegis of courage and virtue.

I seek to retrieve this noble offspring
from the chains of base slavery.


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This text was added to the website: 2018-06-29
Line count: 4
Word count: 26