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

Placido zeffiretto
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Placido zeffiretto,
  Se trovi il caro oggetto
  Digli che sei sospiro;
  Ma non gli dir di chi.
Limpido ruscelletto,
  Se [mai t' incontri in lei,
  Dille]1 che pianto sei
  Ma non [le]2 dir qual ciglio
  Crescer ti fè cosi.

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Confirmed with Tutte le opere di Pietro Metastasio, Volume Unico, Firenze, Tipografia Borghi e Compagni, 1832, page 723.

1 Righini: "trovi il caro oggetto / Digli"
2 Righini: "gli"

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

  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "Placid little breeze", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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