by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Non temer ch’io mai ti dica
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Non temer ch’io mai ti dica
alma infida, ingrato core;
possederti ancor nemica
chiamerò felicità.
Io detesto la follia
d’un incomodo amatore
che a’ pensieri ancor vorria
limitar la libertà.

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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Never fear that I will ever call you", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2018-06-21
Line count: 8
Word count: 30

Never fear that I will ever call you
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Never fear that I will ever call you
"faithless soul," "ungrateful heart."
I shall be supremely happy to possess you,
especially if you are my enemy.

I detest the folly
of a lover who feels inconvenienced
by such trifles, and who would limit
the freedom of his thoughts.


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This text was added to the website: 2019-11-26
Line count: 8
Word count: 48