by Hector Berlioz (1803 - 1869)
Translation © by T. P. (Peter) Perrin

Nessun maggior piacere
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Nessun maggior piacere
Che ricordarsi d'un tempo infelice
Nella fortuna.


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  • ENG English (T. P. (Peter) Perrin) , title 1: "There is no greater pleasure", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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There is no greater pleasure
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
There is no greater pleasure
than to recall a wretched time
in time of bliss.

Note: this is a parody of some lines from Dante's Inferno.


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