by Grazio Braccioli (1682 - 1752)
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Taci non ti lagnar
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Taci non ti lagnar:  
taci non mi pregar.
Disperdi i pianti all'aure,
i prieghi al vento.

Bugiardo infido cor,
e menzognero ancor
nel pentimento.


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Silence! Do not whine further", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2018-05-20
Line count: 7
Word count: 24

Silence! Do not whine further
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Silence! Do not whine further,
nor beg my forgiveness.
Scatter your tears to the breeze,
your prayers to the wind.

Your heart is treacherous and deceitful,
and ever when expressing remorse,
it is a shameless liar.


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This text was added to the website: 2019-10-29
Line count: 7
Word count: 36