by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Già che morir degg’io
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Già che morir degg’io,
l’onda fatal, ben mio,
lascia ch’io varchi almeno
ombra innocente.
Senza rimorsi allor
sarà quest’alma ognor,
idolo del mio seno,
a te presente.

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Now that I must die
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Now that I must die,
at least let my cross
over Lethe's fatal waves
innocent of wrongdoing.

Without any remorse,
then, this soul shall
remain in your presence,
idol of my heart.

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Word count: 32