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

Ch'io parto reo lo vedi
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Ch'io parto reo lo vedi;
ch'io son fedel lo sai;
di te non mi scordai,
non ti scordar di me.
Soffro le mie catene;
ma questa macchia in fronte,
ma l'odio del mio bene
soffribile non è.

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You see me leave guilty
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
You see me leave guilty,
you know I am faithful.
I have not forgotten you,
so do not forget me.

I can suffer my chains gladly,
but I cannot bear
my beloved's face showing such signs
of hatred and disgrace.

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Word count: 40