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

Vendetta, e amore
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Vendetta, e amore,  
de l'alma tiranni,
inducono il core
a tesser inganni.
Tu cieco, bendato
facilita i modi,
al fine bramato
seconda le frodi.

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The tyrants over my soul
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
The tyrants over my soul,
vengeance and love,
induce my soul 
to weave a web of deceit.
You blindfolded archer,
allow me to easily put on airs.
Back up my treachery
once you are at last satisfied.

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This text was added to the website: 2018-07-30
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Word count: 37