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

Benché giusto, a vendicarmi
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Benché giusto, a vendicarmi
il mio sdegno invan m’alletta;
troppo cara è la vendetta,
quando costa una viltà.
Già di te con più bell’armi
il mio cor vendetta ottene
nello sdegno che ritiene,
nella vita che ti diè.

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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "My scorn, though justified", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2018-07-12
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Word count: 38