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

Già risonar d’intorno
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Già risonar d’intorno
al Campidoglio io sento
di cento voci e cento
lo strepito guerrier.
Che fo! Si vada e sia
stimolo all’alma mia
il debito di amico,
di suddito il dover.

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Even now I hear the warlike dins
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Even now I hear the warlike dins
of hundreds of voices around the Capitol.

What shall I do?
I shall go, and may
the debt I owe my friend
and the duty of a subject
stimulate my soul.

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This text was added to the website: 2018-07-25
Line count: 7
Word count: 38