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

Tu m'insulti, io non pavento
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
(A Massimo)
 Tu m'insulti, io non pavento. 
(A Valentiniano)
 Tu mi sgridi, io non m'affanno. 
Padre ingiusto, empio tiranno,
chiedo sdegno e non pietà.
 
Chi mi serba al mio tormento
no, con me non è pietoso,
tutto spero il mio riposo
dalla vostra crudeltà.

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You insult me, I am not afraid
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
(to Massimo) 
 You insult me, I am not afraid.
(to Valentiniano) 
 You rebuke me, and I do not fear.
Unjust father, wicked tyrant,
I wish for your scorn, and not pity.

Whoever rescues me from my torment,
no, he is not being merciful to me.
My repose hopes for everything
as a result of your cruelty.

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