by Paolo Antonio Rolli (1687 - 1765)
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Figlia di reo timor
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Figlia di reo timor,  
freddo velen
d'innamorato sen,
o gelosia crudel
esci dal cor,
lasciami in pace.

Gelo ed ardor,
smania ed affanno,
dubbiosa fé,
nascosto inganno
porti con te,
e alfin così
di vita e amor
spegni la face.

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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Daughter of base fear", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2018-06-22
Line count: 14
Word count: 40

Daughter of base fear
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Daughter of base fear,
cold poison 
to a love-stricken heart,
cruel Jealousy,
get out of my heart
and leave me be.

Ice and fire,
agitation and anxiety,
doubtful faith,
hidden deceit:
you carry all these with you
so as to carry out your intent
of extinguishing, once and for all,
the flame of life and love.


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This text was added to the website: 2019-10-24
Line count: 14
Word count: 56