by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Scherza infida in grembo al drudo
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Scherza infida in grembo al drudo,    
io tradito a morte in braccio
per tua colpa ora me n' vo.

Ma a spezzar l'indegno laccio,
ombra mesta, e spirto ignudo,
per tua pena io tornerò.


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

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Enjoy yourself in the arms of your lover", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2018-05-11
Line count: 6
Word count: 34

Enjoy yourself in the arms of your lover
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Enjoy yourself in the arms of your lover,
o faithless one! At your behest,
I shall go forth to seek the embrace of death.

But, to rend asunder this base tie,
I, a sorrowful shade, an ephemeral spirit,
will return to torment you.


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This text was added to the website: 2019-11-12
Line count: 6
Word count: 43