by Giovanni Battista Guarini (1538 - 1612)

Chi vuol aver felice e lieto il core
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Chi vuol aver felice e lieto il core,
non segua il crudo Amore,
quel lusinghier che ancide,
quando più scherza e ride; 
ma tema di beltà, di leggiadria
l'aura fallace e ria. 
Al pregar non risponda, alla promessa
non creda: e se s'appressa, 
fugga pur, che baleno è quel ch'alletta;
né mai balena Amor, se non saetta.

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

  • ENG English (unknown or anonymous translator) , "If you wish your heart to be happy and gay"
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: John Versmoren

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Word count: 57