by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Caro padre, a me non dei
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Caro padre, a me non dei
Rammentar che padre sei:
io lo so, ma in questi accenti
non ritrovo il genitore.

Non son io che ti consiglia,
è il rispetto d’un regnante,
è l’affetto d’una figlia,
è il rimorso del tuo cor.


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Dear father, you don't need to remind me", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2018-04-24
Line count: 8
Word count: 42

Dear father, you don't need to remind me
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Dear father, you don't need to remind me;
I know that you are my father.
But your words cause me
to no longer recognize you.

I am not the one who so advises you:
fealty to your sovereign,
a daughter's love, 
and your heart's remorse are your counselors.


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This text was added to the website: 2018-08-13
Line count: 8
Word count: 48