by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio

Chi mai di questo core
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FIN FRE GER
Chi mai di questo core
  Saprà le vie secrete,
  Se voi non le sapete,
  Begli occhi del mio ben?
Voi che dal primo istante,
  Quando divenni amante,
  Il mio nascosto amore
  Mi conosceste in sen.

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Confirmed with Poesie del Signor Abbate Pietro Metastasio. Poeta e Bibliotecario Cesareo, Tomo Sesto. Londra, 1774, pages 351-352.


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  • ENG English (Luk Laerenbergh) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2009-12-17
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Word count: 35