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

Non conosco in tal momento
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Non conosco in tal momento
se l’amico o il genitore
sia più degno di pietà.
So però per mio tormento
ch’era scelta in me l’amore,
ch’era in te necessità.

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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Whether, in such a moment", 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: 6
Word count: 29

Whether, in such a moment
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Whether, in such a moment,
my friend or his father is more deserving of pity,
I do not know.

Nevertheless, I know, to my torment,
that my love was taken from me,
that this was your apparent duty.


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This text was added to the website: 2019-10-16
Line count: 6
Word count: 38