by Giacomo Francesco Bussani (flourished 1673-1680)

Al traditor il tradimento è pena
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Al traditor il tradimento è pena.  
Con frodi, ed inganni
mai stabil non è
fortuna mortale,
o scettro di re.
Sovente a' tiranni
il scettro reale
si cangia in catena.
Al traditor il tradimento è pena.


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

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "The traitor's just reward", 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: 2018-07-28
Line count: 9
Word count: 36