by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Benjamin Oblitas Mollinedo

In trutina mentis dubia 
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE ITA SPA
In trutina mentis dubia
fluctuant contraria
lascivus amor et pudicitia.
Sed eligo, quod video,
collum iugo prebeo;
ad iugum tamen suave transeo.

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Benjamin Oblitas Mollinedo) , "On my mind's vacillating scales", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Benjamin Oblitas Mollinedo) , "Dans mon esprit, balance flottante", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Nella bilancia del cuore (Soprano)", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Saúl Botero Restrepo) , "En la balanza de mi mente", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Ferdinando Albeggiani

Text added to the website: 2011-04-25 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:20
Line count: 6
Word count: 22

On my mind's vacillating scales
Language: English  after the Latin 
On my mind's vacillating scales,
up and down pivot
voluptuous love and temperance.
Yet I choose what I see
and to the yoke I offer my neck
and to the sweet yoke I surrender.

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Text added to the website: 2020-01-12 00:00:00
Last modified: 2020-01-12 16:37:51
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Word count: 34