by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Dille che si consoli
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Dille che si consoli;
dille che m’ami e dille
che partì fido Achille,
che fido tornerà.
Che a’ suoi begli occhi soli
vuo’ ch’il mio cor si stempre,
che l’idol mio fu sempre,
che l’idol mio sarà.

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Word count: 37

Tell her to be consoled
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Tell her to be consoled.
Tell her to love me,
that Achilles has left faithful
and faithful will return.

That I wish that for nobody's beautiful eyes but hers
do I wish my heart to go all aflutter.
That she will be my idol,
and always has been.

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This text was added to the website: 2020-01-20
Line count: 8
Word count: 48