by Paolo Antonio Rolli (1687 - 1765)
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Degno più di tua beltà
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Degno più di tua beltà  
questo cor ritornerà
dalle prove del valor.
Lo sprezzante tuo pensier,
perch'ho l'animo guerrier,
è a te d'onta, a me d'onor.


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "This heart shall return", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This heart shall return
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
This heart shall return
with ample proof of its bravery,
showing itself more worthy of your beauty.

Because I have the soul of a warrior,
your scornful thoughts will bring you shame,
and they shall bring me honor.


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This text was added to the website: 2018-06-29
Line count: 6
Word count: 38