by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio

Ah se in ciel benigne stelle
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Ah se in ciel benigne stelle,
   La pietà non è smarrita,
   O toglietemi la vita,
   O lasciatemi il mio ben.
Voi, che ardete ognor si belle
   Del mio ben nel dolce aspetto,
   Proteggete il puro affetto
   Che ispirate a questo sen.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Biblioteca Classica Italia. Secolo XVIII. No. 16. Opere di Pietro Metastasio, Volume 1, Trieste, Sezione Letterario-ARtistica del Lloyd Austriaco, 1857, page 430.


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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Ah, si dans le ciel, étoiles bienveillantes", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Research team for this text: John Versmoren , Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2004-07-12
Line count: 8
Word count: 41