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

Finché rimango in vita
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Finché rimango in vita,
ricomprarò col sangue
la gloria mia tradita,
il mio perduto onor.
Farò che al mondo sia
chiara l'emenda mia
al pari dell'error. 

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So long as I remain among the living
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
So long as I remain among the living,
I will repurchase my betrayed glory
and my lost honor
with my very blood.

I shall make my repentance
clear to the whole world
just as my error once was.

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This text was added to the website: 2020-02-15
Line count: 7
Word count: 38