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

Va tacito e nascosto
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Va tacito e nascosto,
quand'avido è di preda
l'astuto cacciator.

E chi è mal far disposto,
non brama, ch'alcun veda
l'inganno del suo cor


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "The wise hunter goes forth", 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: 24

The wise hunter goes forth
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
The wise hunter goes forth
hidden and silently
when he avidly searches out his prey.

Whoever seeks to commit evil
does not desire that the treachery
within his heart be on display.


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This text was added to the website: 2018-08-03
Line count: 6
Word count: 32