possibly by Benedetto Giacomo Marcello (1686 - 1739)
Translation © by Garrett Medlock

Un guardo volgi a me
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Un guardo volgi a me
se pur non vuoi ch’io mora, 
o nera pupiletta.

Dimmi crudel perché,
perché con chi t’adora
tu sei si ritrosetta.


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

  • ENG English (Garrett Medlock) , "A glance turn toward me", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2019-08-30
Line count: 6
Word count: 25

A glance turn toward me
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
A glance turn toward me
if truly you do not wish me to die,
oh little black pupil.

Tell me why, cruel one,
why with he whom you love
you are so bashful.


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This text was added to the website: 2019-08-30
Line count: 6
Word count: 33