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

Di rendermi la calma
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Di rendermi la calma
prometti o speme infida;
ma incredula quest'alma
più fede non ti dà.
Chi ne provò lo sdegno,
se folle al mar si fida,
de' suoi perigli è degno,
non merita pietà.


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "You promise me peace", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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You promise me peace
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
You promise me peace,
o false hope.
But my unbelieving soul
will trust you no more.

Whoever foolishly trusts in the sea,
whoever has partaken of scorn,
is worthy of the danger he faces
and deserves no pity from us.


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This text was added to the website: 2020-02-15
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Word count: 40