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

Chi sa qual core
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Chi sa qual core
per te languisce
e non ardisce
chieder mercé?
Ancora un timido
modesto amore
parmi che meriti
pietà da te. 

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Who knows what manner of heart
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Who knows what manner of heart
languishes for you,
yet dares not 
beg you for mercy?

Yet again, it seems to me that 
a love which is
modest and timid
deserves pity from you.

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This text was added to the website: 2020-04-01
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Word count: 34