by Giacomo Rossi (flourished 1710-1729)
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Solo dal brando
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Solo dal brando,
Dal senno solo.
Della vittoria
Nasce il piacer.

Ma un cor amando
Ferma il suo volo,
Né della gloria
Cura il pensier.


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "The pleasure innate", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2018-04-22
Line count: 8
Word count: 25

The pleasure innate
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
The pleasure innate
in honorable victory
is born only through the sword
and through wisdom.

But, a heart mired by Love
is stopped mid-flight,
nor does it care
for thoughts of Glory.


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This text was added to the website: 2019-11-17
Line count: 8
Word count: 32