by Sebastiano Biancardi (1679 - 1741), as Domenico Lalli
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Se mi manca la gloria d'amante
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Se mi manca la gloria d'amante,  
in me resti d'amico l'onor;
e se perdo quel caro sembiante,
sia mio vanto l'istesso dolor.


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

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "If I lack a lover's glory", 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: 2018-05-21
Line count: 4
Word count: 22

If I lack a lover's glory
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
If I lack a lover's glory,
let me at least retain a friend's honor.
If I lose my beloved,
let me at least boast of how much I suffer.


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This text was added to the website: 2019-10-28
Line count: 4
Word count: 29