by Giacomo Francesco Bussani (flourished 1673-1680)
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Quando voglio, con un vezzo
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Quando voglio, con un vezzo  
so piagar, chi mi rimira.
Ed al brio d'un mio disprezzo
ha un gran cor, chi non sospira.
Quando voglio, con un vezzo
so piagar, chi mi rimira.
Quando voglio, con un riso
saettar so, chi mi guarda.
Ed al moto del mio viso
non v'è seno, che non arda.
Quando voglio, con un riso
saettar so, chi mi guarda.

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This text was added to the website: 2018-07-27
Line count: 12
Word count: 65

When I wish, with a glance
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
When I wish, with a glance,
I can wound all who gaze upon me.
It takes a person with a truly strong heart
to not sigh at the vigor of my contempt.

Whenever I wish, with a smile,
I can strike down anyone who looks upon me.
And the slightest motion of my face,
there is no breast that does not burn.

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This text was added to the website: 2018-07-28
Line count: 8
Word count: 62