by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

Tired with all these, for restful death...
Language: English 
Available translation(s): ITA
Tired with all these, for restful death I cry,
As, to behold desert a beggar born,
And needy nothing trimm'd in jollity,
And purest faith unhappilly forsworn,
And gilded honour shamefully misplaced,
[And maiden virtue rudely strumpeted]1
And right perfection wrongfully disgraced,
And strength by limping sway disabled,
And art made tongue-tied by authority,
And folly, doctor-like, controlling skill,
And simple truth miscalled simplicity,
And captive good attending captain ill:
  [Tired with all these, from these would I be gone,
  Save that, to die, I leave my love alone.]2

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Sonetto LXVI
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the English 
Stanco di tutto questo, quiete mortale invoco,
Vedendo il Merito a mendicare nato,
E vuota Nullità gaiamente agghindata,
E pura Fede miseramente tradita,
Ed i più grandi Onori spartiti oscenamente,
E la casta Virtù fatta prostituta,
E retta Perfezione cadere in disgrazia,
E la Forza avvilita da un potere impotente,
E il Genio creativo per legge imbavagliato,
E Follia dottorale opprimere Saggezza,
E creduta Stupidità la Sincera Franchezza,
E il Bene, del Male condottiero, reso schiavo,
  Stanco di tutto questo,  da ciò vorrei poter fuggire,
   Non fosse che, morendo, lascerei solo il mio amore.


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Line count: 14
Word count: 94