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

Se l'amor tuo mi rendi
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Se l'amor tuo mi rendi,
se più fedel sarai,
son vendicato assai,
più non desio da te.
Sorte più bella attendi,
spera più pace al core
or che al sentier d'onore
volgi di nuovo il piè.


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "If you should return my love", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2019-11-11
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Word count: 36

If you should return my love
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
If you should return my love,
if you will be more faithful,
I am sufficiently avenged,
and desire no greater reward from you.

Await a brighter future,
and hope for a peaceful heart,
now that you have newly turned your feet
onto the path of honor.


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This text was added to the website: 2019-11-18
Line count: 8
Word count: 46