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

Quel destrier che all’albergo è vicino
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Quel destrier che all’albergo è vicino
più veloce s’affretta nel corso;
non l’arresta l’angustia del morso,
non la voce che legge gli dà.
Tal quest’alma che piena è di speme
nulla teme, consiglio non sente;
e si forma una gioia presente
del pensiero che lieta saprà.

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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "A great warhorse, close to its lodgings", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2018-04-30
Line count: 8
Word count: 46

A great warhorse, close to its lodgings
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
A great warhorse, close to its lodgings,
shall hurry ever faster on its course.
The anguish his bit causes him does not stop him,
nor the voice that gives law to him.

In such a way, this hopeful soul
fears nothing and listens to no advice,
and a certain joy takes shape
at the thought which it will be happy to know.


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This text was added to the website: 2018-09-18
Line count: 8
Word count: 62