by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)
Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

Whole duty of children
Language: English 
Available translation(s): ITA
A child should always say what's true
And speak when he is spoken to,
And behave mannerly at table:
At least as far as he is able.

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

  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "I doveri di ogni bambino", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Word count: 27

I doveri di ogni bambino
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the English 
Un bimbo deve sempre dire la verità
Aprire bocca solo se interpellato,
stare composto a tavola e ben educato;
almeno fino a quando ce la fa.

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  • Translation from English to Italian (Italiano) copyright © 2008 by Ferdinando Albeggiani, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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This text was added to the website: 2008-10-23
Line count: 4
Word count: 26