by Giovanni Battista Guarini (1538 - 1612)

Ma, se con la pietà non è in te spenta
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): FRE SPA
Ma, se con la pietà non è in te spenta
gentilezza e valor, che teco nacque,
non mi negar, ti prego,
anima cruda sí, ma però bella,
non mi negar a l'ultimo sospiro
un tuo solo sospir. Beata morte,
se l'addolcissi tu con questa sola
voce cortese e pia:
«Va' in pace, anima mia!»

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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

  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Javier Pablo Sotelo) , title 1: "Mas, si con la piedad no se han extinguido", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Mais si avec la pitié ne ont pas éteintes en toi", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Alberto Pedrotti

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 9
Word count: 54