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

Per tutto il timore
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Per tutto il timore
perigli m’addita.
Si perda la vita,
finisca il martire;
è meglio morire
che viver così.
La vita mi spiace,
se il fato nemico
la speme, la pace,
l’amante, l’amico
mi toglie in un dì.

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Word count: 38

My fear points out to me
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
My fear points out to me
the constant danger all around.
Let me perish now,
so my suffering might end.
Better to die than live like this!

Life is hateful to me
if cruel fate takes away
hope, peace,
my lover, my friend,
all in a single day!

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This text was added to the website: 2018-08-16
Line count: 10
Word count: 48