by Apostolo Zeno (1669 - 1750)

Non ho in petto un'alma ingrata
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Non ho in petto un'alma ingrata.  
So punir, e so premiar.
Contra il fasto armo il rigor.
Con la fede uso l'amor.
L'arte è questa del regnar:
saper farsi temer, e farsi amar.


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "My soul is not ungrateful", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2018-08-01
Line count: 6
Word count: 33