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

Ah che il destino
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Ah che il destino,
Mio bel tesoro,
Altro che pene
Non ha per me!

A te vicino
D'amor mi moro:
Non ho mai bene
Lontan da te.

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This text was added to the website: 2008-05-01
Line count: 8
Word count: 27

Alas, my dear treasure!
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Alas, my dear treasure!
Cruel fate for me
Has nothing in store
but grievous suffering.

When by thy side, 
I die of love,
but far from thee 
I am deprived of all that is good.

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Translations of title(s):
"Ah che il destino" = "Alas, my dear treasure!"
"Klage der Liebe" = "Love's Complaint"


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This text was added to the website: 2020-03-28
Line count: 8
Word count: 35