by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Se nel ben sempre incostante
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Se nel ben, se nel ben,
Sempre inconstante fortuna vagante,
Di far si stabile uso non ha,
Anco mutabile nel mal sarà.

Se non può, se non può,
D'astro inclemente pupilla dolente
Lo sdegno frangere, ne il ciel mutar,
Non giova a piangere, nel sospirar.


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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Thomas A. Gregg) , title 1: "If times are good", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Thomas A. Gregg

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 45