by Sebastiano Biancardi (1679 - 1741), as Domenico Lalli
Translation © by Paolo Montanari

All'acquisto di gloria
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
All'acquisto di gloria
e di fama tra belliche schiere
di trombe guerriere
mi chiama il fragor.

Ma portando del caro mio bene
fisse all'alma le gravi sventure
avrò sempre dure
le pene nel cor.


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  • ENG English (Paolo Montanari) , "To gain glory", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Line count: 8
Word count: 34

To gain glory
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
To gain glory
and fame among war ranks
the roar of bellicose trumpets
is calling me.
But carrying planted in my soul
the grave misfortunes of my true love
I will suffer
hard pain in my heart.


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This text was added to the website: 2004-01-22
Line count: 8
Word count: 37