by Carlo Goldoni (1707 - 1793)
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Chi mi vuol bene
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Chi mi vuol bene
presto mel dica,
che per capire
non vo’ fatica
né intisichire
per civiltà.
 
Tutti i biglietti
io ve li dono;
sono seccagini;
son melansagini
e alla più presta
da testa a testa
tutto si fa.

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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Whoever loves me", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Whoever loves me
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Whoever loves me,
let him tell me quickly.
For I do not wish
to tire myself out
or become consumptive
just to understand his meaning,
for all his vaunted politesse.

I will give you back 
all your letters;
they are absolutely silly
and a nuisance;
everything can be done 
so much more easily
face-to-face.

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This text was added to the website: 2018-07-27
Line count: 14
Word count: 54