by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Barbara Miller

Ragion sempre addita
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Ragion sempre addita
ad alma gentile
che amata o schernita
lo stabil suo stile 
non cangi, no, no.
Io pur seguirò.

Che sciogliere il piè
dai lacci di fè
non tento, non vò;
io pur seguirò.


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  • ENG English (Barbara Miller) , title 1: "Reason always points out", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 10
Word count: 36

Reason always points out
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Reason always points out
to the gentle soul
that, loved or scorned,
its steady manner
it should not change, no, no.
I also will follow [this principle].

To untie my foot
From the laces of faithfulness
I do not attempt, I do not want;
I also will follow.


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This text was added to the website: 2006-10-03
Line count: 10
Word count: 48