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

Cara speme, questo core
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Cara speme, questo core
tu cominci a lusingar.

Par che il ciel presti favore
i miei torti a vendicar.


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

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Dearest hope, my heart", 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: 4
Word count: 19

Dearest hope, my heart
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Dearest hope, at last
you begin to flatter my heart.

It is as if heaven shall
bestow her aid 
avenge the wrongs I have suffered.


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This text was added to the website: 2018-08-03
Line count: 5
Word count: 25