by Niccolò Minato (1630 - 1698)
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Chi lascia impunito
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Chi lascia impunito  
d'un solo l'error,
ogn'altro fa ardito
a farne un peggior.

Chi tollera un empio,
e 'l vuol sostener,
fa poi con l'esempio
cent'altri cader.

About the headline (FAQ)

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

    [ None yet in the database ]

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

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , 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: 2018-07-19
Line count: 8
Word count: 27

Who leaves unpunished even one...
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Who leaves unpunished even one wrongdoing
provokes the boldness of others,
who will commit worse offenses.

Who tolerates a villain
and wishes to maintain him
shall cause by this example
a hundred people to fall.

About the headline (FAQ)

Authorship

  • Translation from Italian (Italiano) to English copyright © 2018 by Andrew Schneider, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
    Contact: 

Based on

 

This text was added to the website: 2018-07-25
Line count: 7
Word count: 35