by Nicola Francesco Haym (1679 - 1730)
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Tutto può donna vezzosa
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Tutto può donna vezzosa,
scioglie il labbro, o gira il guardo;

ogni colpo piaga il petto,
se difetto
non v'ha quel che scocca il dardo.


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "A charming woman can do anything", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2018-06-02
Line count: 6
Word count: 26

A charming woman can do anything
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
A charming woman can do anything,
if she amorously
releases up her lips or turns her face.

All blows wound the heart
if the darts that inflict them
have no flaws.


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This text was added to the website: 2018-08-03
Line count: 6
Word count: 31