Translation by Paul Heyse (1830 - 1914)

Bella che troppo in alto vi tenete
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Bella che troppo in alto vi tenete,
Con molta fantasia vi fate amare.
A chi vi parla, alquanto rispondete,
Che vi rincresce il troppo salutare.
Figlia non sei d'un Alessandro Magno,
Nemmen padrona di qualunque regno;
E se l'oro non vuo', prendi lo stagno:
Se tu non vuo' l'amor, prendi lo sdegno.

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Hoffärtig seid Ihr, schönes Kind, und...
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Hoffärtig seid Ihr, schönes Kind, und geht
Mit Euren Freiern um auf stolzem Fuß.
Spricht man Euch an, kaum daß Ihr Rede steht,
Als kostet Euch zuviel ein holder Gruß.
Bist keines Alexanders Töchterlein,
Kein Königreich wird deine Mitgift sein,
Und willst du nicht das Gold, so nimm das Zinn;
Willst du nicht Liebe, nimm Verachtung hin.

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  • ENG English (Donna Bareket) , title 1: "You are haughty, beautiful child", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title unknown, copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Alberto Pedrotti

Text added to the website: 2003-12-29 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:02
Line count: 8
Word count: 57