Mai non intesi per altro sguardo Quel dolce strale, che l’alme1 impiaga. Questo, ch’io sento è il primo dardo, E sarà questa l’ultima piaga.
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Confirmed with Matteo Noris, Penelope la casta, Rome: Pe 'l Buagni, 1696, page 56.1 this is the spelling in both the original libretto and manuscript, but the word is almost certainly "alma"
- by Matteo Noris (1640 - 1714), no title, written 1696, appears in Penelope la casta, Rome: Pe 'l Buagni, first published 1696 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by Giacomo Antonio Perti (1661 - 1756), "Mai non intesi per altro sguardo", 1696, first performed 1696 [ voice and basso continuo or orchestra ], Verified with IMSLP manuscript [sung text checked 1 time]
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- ENG English (Garrett Medlock) , "Never meant for another gaze", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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