by Giacomo Francesco Bussani (flourished 1673-1680)

Son rege al trono, e son amante a letto
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Son rege al trono, e son amante a letto.  
Questo cor non meno apprezza
del diadema al crin ristretto
il tesor d'una bellezza,
o l'avorio d'un bel petto.
Son rege al trono, e son amante a letto.
L'aureo scettro è mio tesoro,
un bel volto è mio diletto,
se m'alletta il serto d'oro
a ciascuna do il mio affetto.
Son rege al trono, e son amante a letto.

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

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "On the throne, I am a king. In bed, a lover.", 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: 2018-07-27
Line count: 11
Word count: 68