by Carlo Francesco Badini (c1710 - c1800)
Translation © by Garrett Medlock

Al tuo seno fortunato
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Al tuo seno fortunato 
Stringerai l'amato bene[,]
Se tu serbi‘l core armato 
Di costanza e di valor[.]
Chi creò la terra e'l cielo, 
Tutto vede e tutto regge[.]
Ma l'adombra un sacro velo[,] 
Cui non lice penetrar[.]


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  • ENG English (Garrett Medlock) , "To your fortunate breast", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2019-02-27
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Word count: 38

To your fortunate breast
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
To your fortunate breast
You will press [your] beloved
If you keep [your] heart armed 
With resolution and valor.
[He] who created the earth and the heavens
Sees all and bears all.
But a sacred veil obscures her
Which [he is not permitted] to penetrate.


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This text was added to the website: 2019-02-27
Line count: 9
Word count: 46