by Apostolo Zeno (1669 - 1750)
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Fa' di me ciò che ti piace
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Fa' di me ciò che ti piace,  
e contenta anch'io sarò.

Questo core, e questa vita,
perché è tua, sol m'è gradita;
a un tuo cenno ella soggiace:
quando vuoi, morir saprò.

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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Do with me whatsoever you please", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Do with me whatsoever you please
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Do with me whatsoever you please,
and I shall be content alongside you.

My heart and my life
is precious only because they are yours.
A single command 
will cause their surrender,
and I shall gladly die
when you wish it.


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This text was added to the website: 2018-08-12
Line count: 8
Word count: 41