by Apostolo Zeno (1669 - 1750)
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

La mia augusta è mia tiranna
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
La mia augusta è mia tiranna.  
Anche il padre mi condanna.
Altro scampo non ho, che l'innocenza.
Ma in tanta crudeltà
forte mi troverà
la ria sentenza.


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "My empress is my tyrant", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2018-08-01
Line count: 6
Word count: 27

My empress is my tyrant
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
My empress is my tyrant.
Even my father condemns me.
I have no recourse save my innocence.
In the face of such cruelty,
the dreaded sentence shall find me
ready to bear it courageously.


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This text was added to the website: 2019-10-10
Line count: 6
Word count: 34