by Nicola Francesco Haym (1679 - 1730)

Pastorello d'un povero armento
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Pastorello d'un povero armento  
pur dorme contento,
sotto l'ombra d'un faggio o d'alloro.

Io, d'un regno monarca fastoso,
non trovo riposo,
sotto l'ombra di porpora e d'oro.


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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "A shepherd, though his flock be poor", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2018-07-23
Line count: 6
Word count: 27